Multicrore scam: Court seeks objections

BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday directed the state government, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the CBI to file objections following a set of PILs seeking a CBI p

Published: 29th March 2012 05:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:48 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday directed the state government, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the CBI to file objections following a set of PILs seeking a CBI probe by into the alleged multicrore scam in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike.

The petitioners K Ramesh and others stated, “The team, headed by the Chief Engineer (Vigilance) has perused only 153 files, out of the 10,109 work files  and found irregularities to the tune of `1,540 crore in three divisions - Malleswaram, Gandhinagar and Rajarajeshwarinagar - in three years.

“If the inquiry is extended to all 29 BBMP engineering divisions, a lot more irregularities will come to light. However, the state government has ordered a CID investigation only in three divisions,” they alleged.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna directed the state government, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and CBI file objections on the petition.

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