Thursday, June 08, 2017

RTI Association seeks CID probe againstex-HKRDB secretary

The Hindu: Karnataka: Thursday, June 08, 2017.
Accusing the former Secretary of Hyderabad Karnataka Regional Development Board (HKRDB) Aditya Amlan Biswas of misusing power with reports of alleged irregularities in tendering process surfacing now, social activists and members of the Right to Information (RTI) Act Association demanded that State government order a CID probe against Mr. Biswas.
The activists staged a protest outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Wednesday and submitted a memorandum address to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Association district president Siddramayya Hiremath alleged that Mr. Biswas was involved in large-scale irregularities in the tendering process estimated at ₹ 500 crore sanctioned through HKRDB. Mr. Hiremath said that Mr. Biswas did not follow norms while opening bids and used his personal mailing address to invite tender applications. He also demanded that all CCTV footages from his office, call record details and mail addresses should be checked to help to prove the allegations being made against him.