The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against 09 officials of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) including General Managers, Project Directors, Managers & 13 others including private persons, private companies and unknown officials/persons. It was alleged that during the year 2008-2010, the projects Surat-Hazira Port Section of NH-06, Kishangarh-Ajmer-Beawar Section of NH-08 and Varanasi Aurangabad Section of NH-02 were awarded by NHAI to the Consortium of private companies and accordingly, Special Purpose Vehicles were formed for execution of these 3 projects. It was further alleged that during execution of these 3 projects, the said NHAI Officers accepted money from private companies. It was also alleged that the cash/money so accepted/delivered was facilitated by sub-contractors of said private company by falsification of their books of accounts.Searches were conducted at around 22 locations including in Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh at the residential/office premises of accused. This has led to recovery of total cash of Rs. 1.1 crore (approx.); FDRs worth Rs. 49.1 lakh (approx.); Gold/jewellery worth Rs. 4.5 crore (approx.) from the premises/lockers operated so far and certain incriminating documents. Multiple property documents in the name of NHAI officers were also found.Investigation is continuing.
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