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Amid graft charges, Noida begins probe into 148 projects

india Updated: May 11, 2012 22:18 IST
Vinod Rajput

The Noida authority on Friday formed a committee to probe into the allegations of corruption in sanctioning of 148 projects worth more than Rs 700 core, which were cleared during former chief minister Mayawati’s regime.

According to officials, the present government led by the rival Samajwadi Party suspects that contracts for several projects were awarded though corrupt practices during the previous regime.

The authority chief executive officer, Sanjeev Saran, has asked the committee to investigate all the projects worth more than Rs 1 crore each, which were sanctioned after December last year by different departments.

“The concerned departments have already submitted the list of projects to the CEO. The committee will do its job in next one month,” said a senior official.

On Friday, the CEO held a meeting with all the officials and told them to postpone all these projects until the probe gets over.

“The concerned officials have been asked to submit the documents of contracts signed between contractors and the authority after awarding the tenders. Each official will submit the documents by May 16,” said the official.