Friday, June 15, 2018

AMC files forgery, cheating FIR against contractor

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) through its administrative assistant manager on Friday filed an FIR against a road contractor for allegedly siphoning off Rs 50.36 lakh from the public exchequer by using forged bills of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).
The complainant, Haresh Patel, stated that the contractor — Akash Infrastructure Private Limited — was to construct roads on three stretches in Vasna, Ranip, and Meghaninagar. The contractor had produced over nine bills of IOC totalling Rs 50,36,681 for the procurement of coal-tar.
Suspecting a dodgy deal, the AMC ordered an inquiry by its vigilance committee which found that the IOC had never issued any bill to the contractor. Also, an IOC official wrote to the AMC vigilance committee on June 7 saying that none of the bills were issued by them. The AMC then approached police.
The Karanj police station lodged a complaint under various sections of cheating, criminal breach of trust, and forgery.
Earlier, the civic body had filed five FIRs — two each in Vastrapur and Karanj and one in Naranpura — against road contractors for alleged corruption and cheating.

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