New Delhi: CBI has registered six FIRs against 33 Delhi Jal Board officials for allegedly favouring two private firms by clearing their exorbitant bills without any services or product being delivered.
CBI sources said the cases have been registered against Siddarth Gupta of Nath Envirotech Engineers and Pramod Sanwal of Pacific Marketing Engineers company, 33 officials of Delhi Jal Board and unknown others.
During 2011-12, 78 work orders were allegedly issued by DJB to these two firms in various areas. The DJB officials, from Junior Engineers to Executive Engineers of various zones, allegedly conspired with the businessmen and abused their official position to clear their exorbitant bills, they said.
These officials cleared bills of Rs 3.63 crore without actual supply of products and renovation works being done by the companies, they added.
"The officials falsely verified the bills submitted by these companies without obtaining purchase vouchers and released payments. They also overlooked exorbitant bills submitted by these companies," one of the CBI officials said.
The agency today carried out searches at 19 locations in Delhi including the residential and official premises of these officials and private companies.