E-tendering scam: Money transferred to fake accounts through RTGS
E-tendering scam: Money transferred to fake accounts through RTGS

Economic Offences Wing (EOW), investigating the e-tender scam is making new disclosures every day. The EOW has come to know that financial transactions were done through RTGS with companies that benefitted by tampering e-tenders.  The payments were made to officers of these companies through RTGS by fake names.  EOW is investigating into transfer of money from companies to bank accounts. The sleuths plan to identify owners of these accounts and interrogate them.

According to sources, transactions were done in cash and through accounts in tampered tenders. In order to protect themselves, officers got money transferred into bank accounts of their confidants. The sleuths are busy gathering details of transactions.  For the first time, an IAS officer has been summoned for interrogation in e-tender scam.

Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation (MPSEDC), managing director (MD), Tanvi Sundriyaal has been asked to come for questioning.  Nandkumar Brahme of the Corporation is already in police custody. Sundriyaal would be asked about the role of managing director in MPSEDC.  Previous MDs too would be summoned after recording statements of officers of the Corporation.

The EOW is investigating involvement of senior officers of various departments in the scam to ascertain the extent of scam. Officials of the departments who used e-tender facility too would also be questioned.  Officials of Osmo Solutions Limited are being interrogated to know the modus operandi of reducing tender price using digital key.  Help of IT expert has been requisitioned to understand the entire process of e-tender scam by taking help of IT expert.

The Probe

Payments were made to officers of these companies through RTGS by fake names.
EOW is investigating into transfer of money from companies to bank accounts
Attempts are afoot to identify owners of these accounts and interrogate them.
Transactions were done in cash and through accounts in tampered tenders
officers got money transferred into bank accounts of their confidants
Sleuths are trying to ascertain involvement of senior officers of various departments in the scam to ascertain extent of scam.

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