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ACB files FIR in Kalu dam corruption case

The Thane Unit of anti-corruption bureau which had conducted enquiry into the alleged irregularities in the construction and awarding of contract for the Kalu dam in Murbad tehsil filed an FIR against the company which executed the contract, and five government officials.

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Investigating officer, DySP Ajay Afle said in a release that the case was registered at the Kopri police station here under the Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC.

The private firm and government officials, acting in connivance, rigged the tender process and hiked the cost of the project, the FIR said.

Those named as accused in the FIR are Nissar Khatri and other partners of the FA Enterprises and government officials Girish Gopal Babar (the then Executive Director, KIDC), Babasaheb Bhausaheb Patil (the then Chief Engineer, Irrigation Department, Konkan Region, Mumbai), Satish Gundappa Wadgave (the then Superintending Engineer, Kalwa, Thane), Jayant Murlidhar Kasar (the then Executive Engineer Water Supplies, Navi Mumbai) and Haridas Kera Tonpe (the then Chief Engineer, Tapi, Water supply project).

The partners of FA Enterprises had been named in a case of corruption related to the Balganga dam project last year.

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