A MUMBAI court on Tuesday refused to grant interim relief to a contractor named in the Rs 352-crore road scam. So far, Mumbai police has arrested 22 junior-rung officials of six contractors and named two third-party auditors’ firms in the FIR.
However, no action has been initiated against senior office-bearers of the contractors.
Jitendra Tikavat, the managing director of Mahavir Infrastructure, named as one of the accused in a case registered by the BMC with the Azad Maidan police, has filed an anticipatory bail before the sessions court.
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Tikavat claimed before court that Mahavir Infrastructures was given the contract of a few of the roads in the eastern suburbs. His lawyers claimed in court that as per the BMC, the damage Rs 12 lakh was the damage caused to the roads under his contract. He claimed the BMC owed him Rs 26 crore as outstanding cost, which it could have adjusted against the loss. The police booked him and others for cheating.
DCP (Zone I) Manoj Kumar Sharma, who is supervising the probe, refused to comment whether they were planning to arrest any of the contractors.