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Mumbai Road scam: Police arrests 4 site engineers

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The Mumbai Police arrested four site engineers on late Sunday in connection with the Rs 352-crore BMC road scam. All the accused were produced in Kila court which gave them police custody till June 21.

With Sunday’s arrests of Sanjay Dinanath Singh, Sunil Bapusaheb Chavan, Sandip Ashok Jadhav and Santhanavel Velmani, 14 accused have been booked till date.

Last week the Mumbai police had arrested 10 auditors, who were the employees of two private engineering audit firms appointed by the BMC to inspect the road works by the contractors.

This is the first time that so many accused have been arrested in a BMC road repair scam; earlier they were either blacklisted or were slapped with fines.

Mumbai police said more arrests were likely to be made, adding that the investigation in the multi core scam was underway.

It should be noted that the FIR was registered after the MCGM constituted an inquiry team for inspecting 24 roads in the city, including 11 in the suburbs. Various irregularities were found and, on an average, 53 percent of the road work was found to be shoddy.

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