Crores in cash and gold were discovered during CBI raids on national highway authority officers and others
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seized Rs 1.1 crore in cash, Rs 49.1 lakh in fixed deposit receipts, and Rs 4.5 crore in gold jewellery during a search of the offices of the National Highway Authority of India executives and others. The bureau was looking into a corruption case involving three national highway projects.
According to authorities, the federal investigation agency filed a complaint against nine NHAI officials, including general managers, project directors, managers, and 13 others, on corruption accusations in three national highway projects.
In addition to NHAI officers, the CBI listed private persons, corporations, and unknown authorities as defendants in the case.
According to the CBI’s FIR, the NHAI granted three projects to a consortium of private corporations between 2008 and 2010: the Surat-Hazira Port Section of NH-6, the Kishangarh-Ajmer-Beawar Section of NH-8, and the Varanasi-Aurangabad Section of NH-2.
It was also claimed that NHAI executives collected money from private corporations while carrying out these three projects. The payment was also allegedly assisted by private corporation subcontractors misrepresenting their books of accounts, according to authorities.
The CBI raided the accused’s homes and offices in 22 various areas, including Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.
Multiple property documents in the names of NHAI personnel were also discovered, according to the CBI.