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CBI ARRESTS THEN EXECUTIVE ENGINEER, SENIOR ASSISTANT OF IRRIGATION DEPTT. OF UP GOVT. IN AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION OF A CASE

November 21, 2020 08:45 PM

 Lucknow (Face2News)

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested then Executive Engineer(Now Retired), Lucknow Division Sharda Canal, Lucknow (also holding the additional charge of then Superintending Engineer, XII Circle, Irrigation Department during the alleged period) and a Senior Assistant, Irrigation Department, Lucknow in an on-going investigation of a case.

CBI had registered a case on 30.11.2017 on the request of Uttar Pradesh Government and further notification from Government of India, and taken over the investigation of the case, earlier registered vide FIR No.831/2017 at Police Station, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.

It was alleged that irregularities were committed in implementation of "Gomti River Channelization Project" and "Gomti River Front Development" by Irrigation Department, Government of UP. The alleged irregularities including non publication of NITs, diversion of funds & pooling of tenders in four major works of Gomti River Front Development project namely Construction of Diaphragm wall, Construction of Intercepting Trunk Drain, Construction of Rubber Dam & preparation of Vision Documents are also being investigated in the case. It was further alleged that the accused favoured some contractors and executed the agreements with them on the basis of forged documents without the publication of NIT in the newspapers.

Both the arrested accused were produced before the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Lucknow and remanded to four days Police Custody. Investigation is continuing.

 
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