After Income Tax raids against Kamal Nath aides, Madhya Pradesh EOW registers FIR against “unknown” officers and politicians
Bhopal: Close on the heels of the Income Tax Department raids on offices and residential premises of the aides and nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and the Congress allegation that the Narandera Modi Government was using the Income Tax department to take political mileage in the general election by defaming the Congress party, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the State government has swung into action and registered an FIR against “unidentified” politicians, bureaucrats and officers of few private sector companies in connection with a Rs. 3000 crore e-tendering scam.
The FIR has been registered on the basis of evidence collected during preliminary investigation and technical findings of Computer Emergency Response Team, New Delhi.
The e-tendering scam had surfaced during the fag end of the previous State BJP Government led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The scam is linked to projects under various State government departments, including Public Works, Public Health Engineering, Water Resources, Road Development and Jal Nigam. Besides, unknown officers and politicians, also booked by the EOW in this case under section – 120-B, 420, 468, 471, section 66 of the IT act, section 7 and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act are concerned officers of Tata Consultancy Service and a couple of other companies.
The allegation in this case is that the e-procurement portal had been tampered with to benefit different companies, including GVPR, JMC, Madhav Infra Project Ltd, and Ramkumar Narvani Limited. Also booked are Osmo IT Solution Pvt Limited, and Antares Systems Limited and TCS