Bikes ‘used’ for transporting wheat: Punjab Vigilance reveals rip-off in Ferozepur
Chandigarh, October 27
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Thursday claimed to have uncovered a rip-off by discovering alleged irregularities within the allotment of labour, cartage and transportation tenders for lifting wheat in grain markets in Ferozepur.
A case has been registered in opposition to three contractors—Davinder Singh of Faridkot, and Daviderpal and Gurushakti, each from Talwandi Bhai, on the Bureau Police Station in Ferozepur, for allegedly committing a fraud inflicting an enormous loss to the state exchequer, they stated.
Davinder Singh has been arrested by the bureau in reference to the matter.
A spokesperson of the bureau stated throughout the issuing of the tenders for labour cartage and transport within the grain markets for wheat for the present 12 months, the contractors connected lists with the registration numbers of automobiles for transportation of products.
It got here to gentle that within the record, registration numbers of a number of automobiles similar to bikes, Jeeps, tractors and so forth, had been connected whereas the meals grains couldn’t be transported on such automobiles, he added.
The spokesperson stated the district tender allotment committee ought to have rejected the technical bid of the contractors involved as per guidelines, which was not executed.
As a substitute, the officers involved in connivance with one another dedicated a fraud within the labour cartage and transport tenders for the transportation of meals grains, stated the spokesperson.
The accused have been booked beneath the related sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act in opposition to the accused.