Vigilance dept ordered to investigate recovery of iron rods from open plot

Surat Municipal Commissioner S Aparna has ordered the vigilance department to investigate into the recovery of three tonnes of iron rods from an open plot in the Parvat Patia area.

Written by Express News Service | Surat | Published:February 28, 2009 2:15 am

Surat Municipal Commissioner S Aparna has ordered the vigilance department to investigate into the recovery of three tonnes of iron rods from an open plot in the Parvat Patia area. The iron rods are owned by the Ganesh Construction Company,which holds the construction contracts of SMC staff quarters at Athwalines.

Municipal councillors Arvind Goyani and Mukesh Kothiya,and ruling party leader Bhimji Patel of the SMC found three tonnes of iron rods in an open plot at Devikrupa Society at Parvat Patia on Wednesday night.

An inquiry revealed it belonged to the Ganesh Construction Company,which is holding the construction contract with the Surat Municipal Corporation.

Bhimji Patel immediately informed the municipal commissioner about the recovery of iron rods from the premises of the contactor.

The area was sealed off and the municipal commissioner passed orders to the vigilance team of SMC to investigate into the incident.

Aparna said: “We are investigating into the incident. We believe that 438 kg out of the three tonnes were from the SMC construction site at Athwalines.”

She added: “The Vigilance department will hand over the report to me after an investigation,and later we will decide on the further course of action against the contactor.”

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