E-tendering scam: MPSEDC ex-MD appears before EOW
E-tendering scam: MPSEDC ex-MD appears before EOW

Manish Rastogi, former MD of MPSEDC appeared before Economic Offence Wing here on Tuesday. An official of Antrance Software Company was also questioned by EOW on the day, while another will appear before the probe agency on Wednesday.  The e-tendering scam was busted by the then MD of MPSEDC and principal secretary Manish Rastogi last year on May 5, 2018. It was discovered digital signature in nine e-tenders were tampered with.

EOW director general, KN Tiwari, informed that Rastogi came to share details of scam with the agency officials. The agency sought details from official of Antrance, while another official would be questioned on Wednesday, he added.  Sources informed that Rastogi shared the details how he came across the anomalies in the e-tendering and how his information on the scam and the details of tampering with digital signatures were dumped when the same was forwarded to the government.

Rastogi later shot off a letter to the chief secretary and the latter then instructed the EOW to file a case into the matter on May 14. Earlier, the EOW team had visited Antrance office in Bengaluru and seized the data and other documents. The team had also taken the company’s server image and examining it. The company officer was questioned about the data and server findings. Sources informed that the probe agency will soon arrest the accused.

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