BHOPAL: Economic Offences Wing (EOW) is most likely to register an FIR by end of August in connection with the water resource department’s alleged advance payment scam of Rs 877 crore, as per officials of the investigation agency.

EOW had initiated a preliminary enquiry (PE) in connection with the alleged scam in June.

When the case came to light in January this year, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan directed EOW to probe into the matter.

The advance payment was allegedly made to three contractors by changing the rules of the tenders, as per official sources.

An officer posted at EOW, who wished not to be quoted, said they had taken the statements of three top officials of the WRD including the then engineer-in-chief Rajiv Suklikar, chief engineer Shirish Mishra and a personal assistant (PA) to the then additional chief secretary.

Director general (EOW) Ajay Sharma told Free Press most of the investigations had been completed and FIR could…

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