Ferozepur March 13, 2019: A Central Bureau of Investigation – CBI, team once again visited Ferozepur Cantonment to inspect the sewerage work undertaken by the Cantonment Board authorities in 2013 at a cost of Rs.13 crore by digging up the roads and sewerage at random at certain places to check the quality of the material used.
Earlier, the CBI team had conducted a raid on the Cantonment Board office, the residence of one of the officials of the board and contractors and found some proofs of embezzlement of funds and malpractices in the allotment of works to the contractors and the material used in the sewerage as substandard. A case was registered against SDE and construction companies – SK Construction Gauri Shankar Aggarwal and other unidentified persons.
In the FIR it was indicated that tenders were invited many times but cancelled on frivolous grounds. The outcome of the visit has not yet been disclosed.
On the other hand, the Cantonment Board officials have claimed that the entire construction work has been carried out as per the specifications. However, the CBI team is being extended full cooperation in their inspection.