MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has dismissed the COO of Monorail, who is currently the additional chief (transport Planning) of the T&C division of MMRDA.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a case against Mr Murthy regarding alleged charges of Bribery. The case was registered in August 2021 after Murthy allegedly demanded Rs 20 lakh to clear bills for the services the complainant’s firm provided.
The complainant’s firm was entrusted with housekeeping duties for which the total bill amounted to Rs 2.5 Crore between January 2019 and August 2020, along with the bank deposit of 32 lakhs. Bills amounting to about Rs 2.3 Crores were cleared, but the pending amount was held, and Mr Murthy had allegedly asked for a bribe of 20 lakhs to clear the remaining bills.
MMRDA is also conducting an independent inquiry into the alleged charges of tender irregularities during the reign of Mr Murhy as the COO of the Mumbai Monorail, which runs into lakhs of rupees.
The ACB still needs to receive the Technical Evidence Report from the Forensic Science Laboratory, Kalina, for the registered bribery case.
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