Three days after I-T raids on CM’s confidantes, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) registered a case against unidentified officers of five departments and politicians in Rs 3,000 cr e-tendering scam that took place during BJP regime. Director General EOW, KN Tiwari said that tampering was detected in nine tenders of five departments, including PWD, PHE, water resources department, Jal Nigam, project implementation unit and road development department.
MP electronics development department which conducted the e-tendering detected tampering from January 2018 to March 2018. The matter was forwarded to chief secretary, who forwarded it to EOW. The had registered a preliminary case and investigated the issue. Hard disk and other documents seized and investigated by Computer Emergency Response Team from New Delhi accepted tampering in its report. The case was registered under sections 420,468,471, 120-B of the IPC, IT Act Section 66 and Anti-Corruption Act Section 7 13 (2).
There were two digital signatures. One of department head and another of MPSEDC and TCS officials. The tampering was possible only at these two ends. The DG said that signatures were either stolen or shared for tampering. EOW will probe involvement of the then officials and politicians.
Tenders of five department were found tampered with in primary investigation. The tampering was done into three tenders of Jal Nigam, two of PWD, two of water resources department, one of MP Road Development Corporation, one of PWD and one of PIU was done.
Companies in the dock
Quotes of companies, awarded the tender were tampered with to award them the contract. Most of the tenders were awarded to Gujarat-based companies, including Sirothia Belji Private Limited, GVPR Company Hyderabad, Max Mentena Limited Mumbai, Hume Pipe Limited Mumbai, Madhav Infra Project Limited Bhopal. Ramumar Narwani Limited Bhopal, Software company Osmo IT Solution Private Limited Company, Bhopal