Friday, December 2, 2022

Manipur police raid MSPCL office

Correspondent

Manipur police on Monday raided the head office of Manipur State Power Company Limited (MSPCL) and the residence of its managing director (MD) in connection with an investigation relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 5 crore by MSPCL.
A highly reliable source said that the raids were a part of Lokayukta’s investigation into a scam involving over Rs. 5 crore in the government undertaking power company.
The source said that the project was taken up with the funds from the Centre under the NLCPR (Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Central Resources) at an estimated cost of Rs 9,45,80,600.
The project was for construction of a 2x1MVA sub-station at Chakpikarong and installation of a 45 km 33 KV line were the components of the projects and was implemented by Shyama Power (India) Pvt. Ltd, a company based in Gurgaon of Haryana.
The project started in 2009 and the MSPCL submitted the completion report in 2015, the source said.
Lokayukta has been investigating the alleged fraudulent withdrawal of over Rs 5 crore for installation of the 45 km power line.
The allegation was that the funds have been withdrawn after installation of the power line for four kilometers.
Teams of Kakching district police under the supervision of its SP Shrey Vats raided the office of the MSPCL in Imphal Keishampat and the residence of its MD Nandeibam Sarat at Thangmeiband Yumnam Leikai in Imphal West district.
The simultaneous raids commenced around 8.30 am and lasted for about two hours, the source said. The source, however, refused to divulge the details of the raids.

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