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Reference : Indian express

Of the seven contractors towards whom the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation lodged an FIR in reference to the synthetic financial institution assure and stuck deposit receipts (FDR) scam, 3 were arrested at the same time as 4 are absconding. The Pimpri-Chinchwad police stated they've released a look for the absconding contractors out of doors Pune metropolis and PCMC limits.

 “We have thus far arrested 3 contractors in reference to the synthetic financial institution assure and stuck deposit receipts scam. The courtroom docket remanded them two times in police custody. Now they're in judicial custody,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Manchak Ippar informed The Indian Express on Tuesday.

 Ippar stated the 3 have been arrested after the banks showed that the financial institution's assures papers have been now no longer issued through them. “Only when we had investigated and proven with the banks that the 3 contractors have been arrested,” he stated.

 Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar stated that all 18 contractors were black-indexed and that they had lodged FIRs in opposition to seven of them. “We are analyzing over 1,500 improvement works in reference to the submission of bogus financial institution assure and glued deposit receipts. So far, we've got located that during 108 works those contractors had submitted bogus documents. There are nonetheless four hundred works which can be beneath scanner,” Hardikar stated.

 Hardikar reiterated that they may be additionally inspecting whether or not any officers also are concerned about this racket. “We have shaped a group led through a town engineer and blanketed auditors in it. They are carefully investigating the case. We also are looking for out whether or not any officers are concerned in it,” he said.

 PCMC had blacklisted the 18 contractors following a grievance lodged through BJP MLA Laxman Jagtap who alleged that contractors submitted bogus files to seize civic contracts. Upon investigation, PCMC discovered that faux financial institution ensures and glued deposits receipts had been submitted through those contractors. “There are ratings of files submitted through contractors. It isn't feasible to authenticate every and any one of them. When a person brings it to our notice, we then perform the verification process,” the PCMC leader said.