Justice Ghose Commission to follow KLIS money trail

The commission is also likely to analyse the financial transactions of the contractor agencies due to allegations of massive corruption.
Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme
Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (Photo | EPS)

HYDERABAD: The Justice PC Ghose Commission, which is probing the allegations of irregularities in the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS), plans to scour through the financial statements of contractor agencies.

If necessary, the commission may seek details of contracts regarding KLIS from the Registrar of Companies, according to sources. The commission is also likely to analyse the financial transactions of the contractor agencies due to allegations of massive corruption. During its investigation so far, the commission reportedly found that works had been given to 10 to 15 subcontractor companies.

Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme
Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme panel open to summoning ‘anyone’

On Saturday, the Commission met retired engineers of the Anantha Ramulu Committee formed in 2015. The engineers handed over a copy of the Anantha Ramulu Committee report to the commission. Sources said that the engineers told the commission that the then chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao ignored their report and choose Medigadda to construct the barrage. They said that their proposal to construct the project at Thummidihatti was brushed aside by the former chief minister.

In an informal interaction with media, Justice Ghose said that if a summons is issued by the commission, the respondents are duty-bound to depose before it. He said: “After examining all the affidavits, we will summon Central Water Commission officials, if necessary. Later, we will think of summoning of AEEs and DEEs. As of now, we have completed our examination of the engineers. Further inquiry will be conducted once the affidavits are received.”

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