New Delhi, 30.07.2020
The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case 120-B, 420, 468, 471 of IPC and Sec. 13(2) r/w. 13(1)(d) of P. C. Act against the then Scientist – ‘F’, IITM, Pune; the then Senior Technical Officer, Gr-II, IITM, Pune; Managing Director, Mumbai based private company; a Director of said private company and others including unknown public servants of IITM, Pune on the allegations of causing loss to IITM.
It was alleged that during the period, 2011-2018, the then public servants entered into conspiracy with others including Managing Director & Director of said Mumbai based private company and awarded the contract for the supply, commissioning and maintenance of ‘Digital Display System of SAFAR-PUNE’, including supply of 12 nos. of Outdoor True Colour LED Display Boards to Mumbai based private company in violation of the prescribed purchase procedure/rules and by way of disqualifying other bidders on flimsy grounds. It was also alleged that the accused caused undue favour to the said private supplier by accepting substandard and below specifications cheap Digital Display Boards on exorbitant rates for SAFAR Project, Pune and thereby caused huge loss to IITM.
Searches were conducted at the residential and official premises of the accused at Pune and Mumbai which led to recovery of incriminating documents/articles.
Investigation is continuing.