MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): The Anti-Corruption Bureau of Maharashtra has registered a case against Dr. DLN Murthy, the COO of Mumbai Monorail, for allegedly demanding Rs. Twenty lakhs from the contractor of a facility management company. The complainant company provides housekeeping, maintenance and customer services for Mumbai Monorail had awarded a contract worth Rs. 2.5 Crores from the MMRDA for delivering its services from January 2019 to August 2020. The contractor company had also paid Rs. 32 lakhs as a bank guarantee to MMRDA.
The statement released by ACB said, “After constant follow-ups with officials from Mumbai Monorail, the complainant management to get Rs. 2.1 crores in January 2021 and subsequently Rs. 22 lakhs in June 2021. And to release the remaining amount of Rs. 50 lakhs, the COO demanded a bribe of Rs. Twenty lakhs from the complainant.
Dr. DLN Murthy has been found guilty under section 7 of the prevention of corruption act 1988 by the ACB. However, Murthy denies the charges by saying that all charges are false and baseless. The truth will come out soon. Request you to wait that time.
Mumbai monorail runs on a 19.54 KMs stretch from Chembur to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk which has been facing operation and financial difficulties, which have affected its normal operations.