Punjab: Vigilance unearths fraud in grain transportation tenders
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has unearthed a scam in labour cartage, transportation tenders and works in grain markets by contractors in connivance with officials in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, a statement said on Friday.
A case has been registered against three contractors besides government employees on Friday at the Bureau police station in Jalandhar for allegedly committing fraud and embezzlement causing huge loss to the exchequer.
The role of other traders and government officials of the district will be probed, the statement said.
The spokesperson said Telu Ram is already in jail due to his arrest in a similar case.
The spokesperson said tenders were awarded to accused at higher rates while rejecting bids of those who quoted ''basic tender rates'' for Nawanshahr and Rahon clusters.
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