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MLA exposes big scandal in R&B Rajouri

A big scandal has surfaced in the office of Superintendent Engineer, PWD (R&B), Rajouri, where some Engineers having nexus with some contractors those presented forged and fake documents to seek favour for getting allotment of work for the construction of “Lamberi to Chaprar Via Dum’ road in Nowshera Constituency of district Rajouri.
Addressing the media at party headquarter, Jammu, BJP MLA from Nowshera Ravinder Raina levelled serious allegations on the Superintendent Engineer PWD (R&B) Rajouri and his Technical officer(TO to SC) for violating the norms prescribed in SBD. He alleged that all the norms were thrown to wind and the entire process was undertaken with corrupt practices. MLA Nowshera said the tenders for NABARD funded road were called by SE R&B Rajouri on July- 29 this year, which is to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 5.85 crore and tenders under stage first were called for Rs 1.92 crore, to accord favour to some blue-eyed boys, the concerned engineers and staff rejected three bids on technical grounds, while the other three bids of the contractors were kept intact to favour them despite the fact that two of the three successful bidders produced the fake and the forged documents, he said.
Raina, while producing all the related documents in press conference, said even knowing the facts that the documents produced by two of the contractors were fake and forged, the concerned engineers allowed their tenders to be accepted .He said that the concerned engineers entitled to open the tenders, took a lenient view of the same, as not only the supporting certificates enclosed by the two contractors with tender forms were forged and fake but certificates regarding annual financial turnover given by Chartered Accountant also appeared to be fake and forged as they were not on proper letter pad of the concerned CA bearing their office addresses and their numbers. He further said when Chief Engineer R&B Jammu, Mr. Alok Mengi came to know about this fraud, he ordered the verification of all the documents attached with the tender forms of the successful bidders and the verification report submitted by Executive Engineer Town Drainage Division-Jammu and the Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Construction Division No III Jammu, said that the two bidders among the three have produced the fake documents. Raina said this fraud came to surface after verification reports submitted by the Executive Engineer Town Drainage Division Jammu where he categorically stated that no such work was executed by the Department and mentioned that the contractor had produced the fake document with his forged signatures and also the verification report submitted by the Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Construction Division No III, Jammu, confirms that the work certificate produced by one of the contractor are totally fake and his signatures forged.
Ravinder Raina said that it is a clear case of corruption and favoritism as well as the engineers- contractors nexus otherwise how department entertained the bids of those contractors who didn’t qualify for the same.
MLA demanded an inquiry commission into this scandal and severe punishment for all the culprits involved in forgery and also warned that if culprits are not taken to task he will go to Higher Court and in Crime branch to seek justice for truth.
The MLA was flanked by BJP leaders Ajay Pargal, Bharat Sharma and Ashish Sareen.