November 14, 2021

Pipe canal scam: Madhya Pradesh EOW enquiry against 4 water resources officials

BHOPAL: MP Economic Offences Wing (EOW) registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against four officers, including a chief engineer, of the state water resources department. The EOW will investigate alleged ‘unauthorised advance payments’ of Rs 800 crore made to seven private companies that were awarded tenders worth Rs 3,333 crore for construction of pressurised pipe canal system.
The action comes almost three weeks after the CM ordered the probe. The general administration department has given its nod to the state EOW for investigating the role of the engineers in the case. The role of two senior IAS officers is also under lens, said sources in GAD. Earlier, S N Mishra, additional chief secretary, water resources, had said that seven tenders worth Rs 3,333 crore were approved by the department for construction of dam and pressurised pipe canal system for seven irrigation projects between August 2018 and February 2019….

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