Ranchi: The Jharkhand government on Thursday
approved the CBI request for prosecution of three government
engineers who were posted in Simdega when the multi-crore
bitumen scam surfaced.
The approval came after the central agency named
former assistant engineer Upendra Kumar Singh, former junior
engineer Umesh Paswan and former junior engineer Rajbali Ram
as accused in RC 21A.2009, an official release said here.
The CBI has charged them under IPC for cheating and
forgery, the release said.
The government also decided to initiate departmental
inquiry against the engineers along with former executive
engineer Laxman Ram.