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  Metros   Mumbai  27 Dec 2017  Mopalwar resumes duty after getting clean chit

Mopalwar resumes duty after getting clean chit

Published : Dec 27, 2017, 5:17 am IST
Updated : Dec 27, 2017, 5:17 am IST

The committee examined more than 30 tapes and also sought the help of news channels.

Radhyeshyam Mopalwar
 Radhyeshyam Mopalwar

Mumbai: Tainted IAS official, Mr Radhyeshyam Mopalwar resumed duty on Tuesday as the managing director of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) after he was sent on compulsory leave over an audio clip, which allegedly had him asking for bribes. The Asian Age was the first to report on December 5 that a committee appointed to probe the matter has given him a clean chit.

Mr Mopalwar, who was in charge of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s ambitious Samruddhi Mahamarg project, connecting Mumbai to Nagpur, came under the scanner after the release of the clips.

Bowing under pressure from the opposition, the IAS officer was sent on leave.  On Tuesday, Mr Mopalwar resumed duty and his absence from August 3 in the office was treated as leave.

An official from the general administration department said that the report about Mopalwar has given him clean chit.

“The tapes examined by the committee members and the forensic laboratory are likely to have been tampered with. The recordings are in pieces and it sounds like only edited parts were released. It is difficult to pin point the involvement of Mopalwar on the issue,” the official said.

The probe committee comprising of Additional Police Commissioner R.D. Shinde and Deputy Police Commissioner Parag Manere, was headed by Mr Johny Joseph.

They examined more than 30 tapes and also sought the help of news channels, which had aired the audio clips before submitting its report to the government last week.

The Tapes Row

  • Mr Mopalwar was the managing director of the MSRDC
  • Mopalwar is in-charge of the CM’s ambitious Samruddhi Mahamarg project which will connect Mumbai to Nagpur.
  • After his alleged audio clip with a middleman regarding a property issue went viral, the CM had to announce an inquiry.Mopalwar was sent on a leave.

Tags: chief minister devendra fadnavis, msrdc