Tatkare ‘missing’ in Kondhane dam scam chargesheet

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Sep 2017 09:17:58



THE Anti-Corruption Bureau, Thane, has on Monday filed a chargesheet in Kondhane dam irrigation scam, which does not contain the name of NCP leader and former Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare. The massive corruption in cost escalation granted to this project was highlighted by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis when he was an Opposition legislator.

He had later ordered an open inquiry against irrigation scamsters after which ACB gathered voluminous evidence against the officials and contractors.

The 3,000-page chargesheet lists Nisar Fateh Khatri of FA Constructions, besides former officers of Konkan Irrigation Development Corporation including former Executive Director Devendra Shirke, the then Chief Engineer B B Patil, the then Chief Engineer P B Sonawane, then Superintendent Engineer R D Shinde, then Executive Engineer A P Kalukhe, and then Executive Engineer Rajesh Rithe. The ACB has charged them under section 420, 120-(B) and 109 of Indian Penal Code and under section 13(1)(c)(d), 13(2) and 15 of