CBI has charge sheeted eight persons including the then Executive Engineers of Delhi Jal Board along with owner of a private company for allegedly conniving and cheating the civic body by supplying spurious and fake spare parts of sewer maintenance in the national capital causing a loss of over Rs. six crore.
After completing two year probe, the agency has filed seven charge sheets in four different courts — Rohini, Karkardooma, Tis Hazari and Saket — as alleged fraud was spread across five sub divisions (Sub Divisions 3,4,5,6 and 7) of the Delhi Jal Board, CBI has filed separate cases as well.
To unearth the fraud, CBI teams used labours and engineers in a mammoth exercise to dig out spurious equipment from sewer lines in these sub divisions to establish allegations against the officials and criminal conspiracy.
"CBI has filed charge sheets against certain engineers of Delhi Jal Board and owner of a private company under sections of IPC and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act in the designated courts, Delhi after thorough investigation," CBI Spokesperson R K Gaur said.
CBI has charged a Raman Gupta owner of a private company Kirti-Nagar based Metro Projects besides then Executive Engineers of Delhi Jal Board–Attar Singh, Banwari Lal, Jagdish Chand, Satish Chandra Vashishtha, Atul Kumar Arora, Kailash Chand, Gajendra Pal Singh and Jagdish Kumar Arora besides several Assistant Engineers and Junior Engineers.
It has been alleged that Gupta entered in criminal conspiracy with engineers of DJB and created a forged authorisation letter of a Mumbai-based company that he was their sole authorised dealer here.
CBI alleged that during 2009-12, work orders amounting to Rs.5.90 crore were given by Delhi Jal Board to Metro Project for pumps, gear boxes and other such material of a particular brand which was manufactured by Mumbai based company.
It is alleged that Gupta supplied duplicate and spurious products bearing brand name of products manufactured by Mumbai-based company having plant in Andheri (West).
CBI alleged that by this forgery and cheating caused a loss of Rs.40.8 lakh to Sub-Division three, Rs.1.34 crore loss was caused to Sub-Division four, Rs.1.65 crore to Sub-Division five, Rs.1.90 crore to Sub-Division six and Rs.73.7 lakh to Sub Division seven.