New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked two former senior officials of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for alleged graft in giving contract for Fibre Optical Transmission Systems to a private company.
According to officials, they have booked Executive Director Prashant Rao and Deputy General Manager Madan Pal for takeing bribe from a private company namely Tejas Network Ltd for awarding an contract for providing Fibre Optical Transmission Systems to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. The company was awarded the contract for installation of Fibre Optical Transmission Systems and Wide Area Network System for Phase 3 of Delhi Metro Rail Project.
The agency received a source information that Income Tax department had conducted a raid at the premises of Tejas Network Ltd in which certain documents were seized which indicated that bribe was paid to certain public servants of DMRC and other organization in obtaining some contracts.
“The documents included WhatsApp chats and loose sheets indicating the percent of cuts given to employees of DMRC for getting projects from them,” the CBI FIR alleged.
The CBI has alleged that the Vigilance Department of DMRC had also conducted investigation into the allegations of irregularities in awarding the contract.
The agency obtained sanction from the government against Prashant Rao and Madan Pal before proceeding to register a case against the officials and Tejas Network Ltd under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and cheating and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act.