BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Economic offence wing (EOW) have registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against four officers of the Water Resources Department including a chief engineer to investigate an alleged ‘unauthorised advance payments’ of Rs 800 crore to seven private companies to which tenders worth Rs 3333 crore were awarded for construction of pressurised pipe canal system.
Action comes almost three weeks after chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered the probe. The General administration department (GAD) has given its nod to the state EOW for investigating the role of the engineers. However, two senior IAS officers are also said to be on the radar, said GAD sources.
Earlier in an official release, S N Mishra, Additional Chief Secretary, Water Resources, had said that seven tenders worth Rs 3,333 crore were approved by the department for construction of dam and pressurised pipe canal system on turnkey basis of seven irrigation projects…

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