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Hearing against Satyendar Jain, three others postponed

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 7, 2017, 7:05 am IST
Updated : Dec 7, 2017, 7:07 am IST

On December 1, the court admitted the plea and kept it for consideration after the counsel for complainant Rahul Sharma briefed the court on the case.

Senior AAP leader Satyendar Jain
 Senior AAP leader Satyendar Jain

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday postponed hearing on a plea seeking FIR against Delhi minister Satyendar Jain and three PWD officers alleging irregularities of more than Rs 90 crore in awarding contracts for road and drain works in Delhi.

The matter was adjourned for December 12 as metropolitan magistrate Abhilash Malhotra, who had kept it for hearing the complainant’s arguments today, had to leave the court premises to conduct test identification parade (TIP) at Tihar Jail.

On December 1, the court admitted the plea and kept it for consideration after the counsel for complainant Rahul Sharma briefed the court on the case.

The plea filed by Mr Sharma, founder of Road Anti-Corruption Organisation, an NGO, has alleged during 2014-17, PWD officials had allocated contracts for their pecuniary benefits and that of contractors for the works “which never got completed while all payments have been cleared”.

The complaint, filed through advocate Kislay Pandey, alleged irregularities in 125 matters of construction of roads, drains and other maintenance work with an estimated cost of more than Rs 90 crore.

The plea has sought a probe into Mr Jain’s role in causing gain to the contractors allegedly by using influence and prosecution of the officials, Anil Trehan, executive engineer, Mukesh Kumar, superintending  engineer and E.K. Anand, accountant — for the alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery.

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