April 25, 2013

Fine for Bitumen Scam

Patna: A CBI court on Wednesday awarded five years imprisonment to three persons, including two engineers of Road Construction Department, in a Bitumen scam case in Bihar.

CBI judge Bashist Narayan Singh sentenced two engineers of Road Construction Department posted at Motihari and a contractor to five years imprisonment for siphoning off Rs 70 lakh in the name of purchasing bitumen during 1994-95.

They were also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 each.

Bitumen worth Rs 70 lakh was shown on paper being  transported to Motihari from Haldia in West Bengal, but it never reached the said destination, according to the prosecution.

At the direction of Patna High Court, CBI took up the investigation of Bitumen scam cases in 1997. It is probing 18 cases of the Bitumen scam. 

Source- PTI
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