CBI register case against 189 accused including public servant, private persons, firm, companies etc and conduct searches at 40 location

 

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case on 2nd July on the request of Uttar Pradesh Government and further Notification from Government of India under relevant Sections of IPC & PC Act against 16 public servants including then Chief Engineers/Superintending Engineers of Uttar Pradesh Government and 173 private persons/firms/companies on the allegations of irregularities/illegalities committed in the implementation of various works worth Rs.407 crore(approx) relating to “Gomti River Channelization Project” and “Gomti River Front Development Project” by Irrigation Department(Government of Uttar Pradesh).

Searches are being conducted today at around 40 locations including Lucknow, Sitapur, Raebareilly, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Aligarh, Gorakhpur, Agra, Bulandshahar, Etah, Moradabad, Meerut, Etawah (all in Uttar Pradesh) and Alwar(Rajasthan), Kolkata(West Bengal) at the premises of accused including the then Chief Engineers, then Superintending Engineers, the then Executive Engineer, the then Assistant Engineer and the private contractors, firms and companies. During searches, incriminating documents/articles have been recovered.

Investigation is continuing.

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