26 August 2015

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Rs. 93 Crore Scam ACB files FIR against FA Construction

Rs. 93 Crore Scam ACB files FIR against FA Construction
Maharashtra’s anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Tuesday registered a first information report (FIR) against six government officials and five company executives for increasing  the cost of the Balganga dam project meant for supply of water to Navi Mumbai, a satellite town of the state capital.

The probe was ordered after a complaint was filed by anti-corruption activist Anjali Damania that the contract awarded to FA Enterprises caused a loss to the state exchequer.

The Committee headed by Retired high court Judge Shri Gayakwad which was formed to look into alleged scam corruption found that, company used the illegal means and caused the loss of Rs. 92,63,42,110 to Maharashtra government, that is residents, taxpayers of Maharashtra state.

ACB filed criminal offences against 11 persons
Following are the names of accused person in this case

1-Fateh Mohammad Abdulla Khatri

2-Nissar Fateh Mohammad Khatri

3-Jaitun Fateh Mohammad Khatri

4-Abid Fateh Mohammad Khatri

5-Jahid Fateh Mohammad Khatri

6-Girish G Babar, the then Executive Director of Konkan Irrigation Department

7-Balasaheb Patil, the then Chief Engineer

8-Ramchandra Shinde, the then Superintending Engineer, Thane

9-Ananda Pandurang Kaluke, Executive Engineer, Raigad Division

10-Rajesh Chandrakant Rithe, Deputy Engineer

11-Vijay Raghunath Kasat, Section Engineer

ACB registered case against them under IPC and Prevention of corruption act.
The case is registered under following sections.
IPC section 420,465,468,471, 120B and section 13 - 1 c, 13 - 1 d, and section 13 – 2

How the corruption happened

Year 2009 –
Government of Maharashtra decided to build a dam on the Balganga River.
After that 4 companies took part in the tender process.
And FA Enterprises firm won the contract.

ACB found that companies formed the Cartel and cheated government.
FA enterprises created false documents in the name of RN Nayak and Sons Hubli Company, for that FA Company even issued demand draft of Rs. 25 lakh, and made other false and illegal documents. Like Bank Guarantee.
It was found that Nissar Khatri of FA Enterprises, who wanted to show that it was a competitive process, allegedly filed a fake tender in the name of another firm, R a Nayak & Sons of Hubli, Karnataka.
He also allegedly prepared a Rs 1.52-crore fake bank guarantee in the name of RN Nayak for the project and indulged in several other malpractices

During that period FA construction was working on the 6 contracts thus company was not eligible for this contract but still they got the contract as government officers ignored all the facts and helped the accused persons to win the contract.

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Tags – Maharashtra Dam Scam Raigad