MLA seeks CBI inquiry into irregularities in civic works

Coimbatore: DMK MLA N Karthik and opposition leaders on Saturday sought a Central government investigation into the alleged irregularities in civic works undertaken by the contractors of the city corporation. TOI had reported on February 6 that a corporation contractor was once beneath the lens of the commissioner of municipal administration for corruption.

Karthik, who's from the Singanallur constituency, mentioned, "For the past three years, various reports had come out regarding the irregularities in Coimbatore corporation, which included misappropriation of funds and irregularities in issuing contracts. The CMA is now holding an inquiry against a contractor named Raja, who is a part of P Senthil and Co, a company that is run by the relatives of rural and municipal administration minister SP Velumani. All other contractors should be brought under the purview of the investigation, which should be conducted by a Central government agency like CBI," he demanded.

Meanwhile, Velumani denied the costs. "There is no irregularity and no probe," he told TOI.

Officials just about the expertise mentioned that the probe was once ordered best for the reason that contractor fell out of favour of the native minister. Relatives of Raja told TOI that he had taken contracts to the tune of Rs 80-100cr previously couple of years for quite a lot of civic projects similar to roads, water pipelines, drains and streetlights. The probe was once ordered after a petition was once sent mentioning that several works weren't performed as according to norms and a few weren't completed.

But, corporation officials mentioned that they had audit experiences of all of the work and ruled out the costs. "The probe is being conducted in Chennai and all the files are sent to CMA G Prakash," mentioned an professional.

MLA seeks CBI inquiry into irregularities in civic works MLA seeks CBI inquiry into irregularities in civic works Reviewed by kailash soni on February 11, 2018 Rating: 5
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