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Executive engineer arrested in corruption case

  • Executive engineer arrested in corruption case

    Summary: RAIGARH: An executive engineer working with the Chhattisgarh Public Health Engineering (PHE) department has been arrested on the charges of forgery and corruption.Karan Singh Karsolia, currently posted in Kharsia sub-division of Raigarh district, was arrested on Saturday, a senior police official said. Karsolia was produced before a court in Raigarh which sent him in judicial remand for 14 days. Other five accused are yet to be arrested. Because of his actions when he was posted at Raigarh district headquarters in 2014, a contractor got 'undue benefit' of Rs 21.30 lakh, according to the police.The scam came to light through documents accessed under the Right to Information, following which the Raigarh Collector asked the then Raigarh Zila Panchayat CEO, Deepak Agrawal, to investigate. The probe revealed that Karsolia manipulated the tendering system to award work for a water augmentation project to a contractor of his choice.Based on Agrawal's report, a case was registered against Karsolia, two clerks of PHE and three contractors under sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery) and other relevant sections of IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act at Chakradhar Nagar police station in June 2016.

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