One more scam in BBMP?

BANGALORE: Seems like there is no end to scams in Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). This time, it is Rs 483 crore scam making the rounds, in which officials of BBMP officials and Karn

Published: 20th January 2012 05:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:18 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Seems like there is no end to scams in Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). This time, it is Rs 483 crore scam making the rounds, in which officials of BBMP officials and Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited (KRIDL) are allegedly involved.

In the council meeting on Thursday, Hanumanthanagar councillor K Chandrashekar indicated that Rs 483 crore scam took place during administrator’s regime in 2009-10. Giving out more details, Chandrashekar said that Palike was exempted under 4(G) to float tenders for infrastructure works and had entrusted KRIDL with work.

Further, debating on the scam, he said that BBMP had floated tenders for the infrastructure works, which were allegedly completed.

“The Palike officials called for tenders for the same work in the year 2011-12 giving a clear indication that Rs 483 crore was misappropriated,” he alleged. In many instances, work order was issued without the consent of state government. “Who has given the authorities the power to execute such things even before government had approved,” he questioned.

Chandrashekar also said that when he sought answers from BBMP officials, authorities gave different answers. He said,  “Reply for the starred question and RTI query does not match. This indicates all is not well.”

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