CBI REGISTERS FOUR CASES AGAINST TEN OFFICIALS OF DELHI JAL BOARD AND FIVE CONTRACTORS

Press Release
New Delhi , 16-09-2011

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered four cases U/s 120B r/w 420, 467, 468, 471, 477A of Indian Penal Code and 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against ten officials of Delhi Jal Board and five contractors of Delhi on the allegations of illegalities and irregularities in the award of work regarding installation of tubewells for drinking water at different places in Delhi to the private contractors. In furtherance of the conspiracy between the officials of DJB and the contractors, full payments were made to the contractors whereas, the work has either not been executed at all or incomplete work has been accepted. It was alleged that contractors have used sub-standard material for the purpose of installing tubewells. The bills were passed by the accused officials of DJB knowing fully well that work has not been executed or incomplete work has been done and sub-standard material has been used.

Searches so far conducted at 14 places in Delhi at the residences and office premises of the officials & the office premises of contractors led to the recovery of cash, jewellery and incriminating documents. At the residence of one of the accused official, cash to the tune of Rs.9.36 lakh (approx), huge jewellery and bank lockers have been found.

Further investigation is continuing.

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