BHOPAL: In a latest development to the alleged Rs 800 cr advance payment ‘scam’ investigations, the then engineer-in-chief (EnC) of water works department (WRD) – Rajeev Kumar Suklikar – has reportedly denied any wrongdoing on his part while emphasising that everything was done as per a enduring ‘system’.
In his statement to the Madhya Pradesh economic offences wing (EOW) he maintained that advance payments were made as per the protocol that was being followed in every project executed by this department over the last many years and, the same can be verified by summoning his predecessors and recording their statements as well, sources say.
Suklikar has been questioned by EOW for the last three days. While investigators refused to comment anything on this case citing pending investigations, sources in the WRD believe Suklikar’s statement may take this case to next level.
The former EnC also said that the payments were being done in the…

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