Panaji: Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the directorate of vigilance has written to the labour department to provide relevant documents as part of its inquiry into the Covid-relief labour scam for Building and Other Construction Workers (BOCW) where funds meant for labourers were alleged to have been siphoned off.
A police official said, “The inquiry has gone slow because of the pandemic. We will call people for the inquiry and based on the findings, an first information report will be filed in the case.”
On September 15, 2020 a day before his retirement as Goa Lokayukta, justice (retd) PK Misra had directed the ACB to investigate the Covid relief scheme for BOCW and to file an FIR against those who siphoned off funds meant for labourers. Misra had also stated that if “politicians and high-ranking officials were found to be involved, the investigation should be handed over to CBI”.
“An FIR shall be filed by the ACB against unknown persons for…

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