Inquire ordered into irregularities in WRD purchase


Raipur, Dec 15

Deputy Commissioner of Surguja Division has asked the Collector of Balrampur-Ramanujganj for an inquiry on a complaint against an executive engineer of Water Resource Division-2 Ramanujganj and report the Commissioner’s office.

Complainant D K Soni, in his complaint, alleged financial embezzlement of crores of rupees in the Water Resource Division Ramanujganj. The complainant alleged that materials such as RCC pipes, stone and boundary stone worth Rs 4-5 crore was purchased in the year 2017 and 2018-19. Gross irregularities were committed in the purchase, the complainant alleged in his complaint to the Office of the Divisional Commissioner. The complainant also furnished the detailed of the purchase to the Divisional Commissioner’s Office and urged for a thorough inquiry.

In response, the Office of the Divisional Commissioner directed the District Collector for an inquiry as per defined rules and report to the office about the outcomes. The complainant alleged that the executive engineer provided undue advantage to the agencies by misusing his power.


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