Meter purchase scam in Delhi Jal Board
One more FIR possible[Filed by Amar Ujala Bureau] New Delhi: After reopening the files on the Commonwealth Games, Delhi Government may file FIRs on water meter purchase scam in the Delhi Jal Board. There may be investigations ordered into purchases of water treatment plants and water tankers in Dwarka, Malviya Nagar, Nangloi and Meherauli. The Sheila Government had given contract to install water supply meters to a private company in 2011. The Flood Control Research Institute in Kerala had inspected the meters and found them to be of inadequate quality and advised terminating the contract. The meters were examined again and the company was contracted to install 10 lakh meters. The Aam Aadmi Party had promised investigation into this scam during its election campaign. Sources inform that on Monday, this case will be handed over to Anti-Corruption Bureau. It is possible that an FIR will also be ordered in the matter. This step by the Delhi government may raise worries for Sheila Dixit again as she was the Chairperson of Delhi Jal Board at the time of the purchases. In addition to this, there may be investigations into water treatment plant and tanker purchases by the Delhi Jal Board. ACB may be tasked with investigating these as well. There have been complaints of irregularities in the public-private partnership water treatment plants at Nangloi, Malviya Nagar an Meherauli. The CBI has made preliminary inquiries about these three projects in November itself (read “before AAP”). 12.19 The corrupts pocketed anticipated 150 Cr in the purchase of 384 Cr Rs water meter purchase. Total 4 lakh meters were purchased. Sheila Dixit was the chairperson of the Delhi Jal Board when the alleged scam took place. The Delhi Jal Board may have issued an advisory to employees to not comment to media. 12.12 Two of the Delhi Jal Board scams to be exposed by the Aam Aadmi Party are meter purchase scams and one regarding the Rehabilitation project of the Bhagirathi Water Treatment Plant. Three complaints on DJB scams will be filed. Total project value of 3 projects is roughly 900 Crores Scam of roughly 400 Crores.
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