Guwahati, Oct 23: Assam police have arrested 8 persons along with six engineers of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and a retired ACS officer for the alleged irregularities withinside the execution of de-siltation paintings withinside the city.
The arrests have been made with the aid of using the Chief Minister’s Special Vigilance Cell on Friday evening.
Besides the authorities officials, the director of a non-public organization that changed engaged in hiring motors and equipment for the de-siltation of channels and drains from April 2 to May 26 changed into arrested.
The Chief Minister’s Special Vigilance Cell registered a case over the problem following an inquiry performed with the aid of using it.
The arrested Assam Civil Service officer changed into serving because the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) whilst the alleged anomalies took place, police said.
The non-public organization allegedly submitted payments for crores of rupees with cast weighbridge slips and withdrew authorities funds, they said.
The organization additionally allegedly submitted payments to GMC displaying the delivery of motors and equipment at an inflated rate.
The workforce of GMC allegedly criminally conspired with the organization, and did now no longer put into effect de-siltation works as in step with phrases and situations laid down withinside the soft documents, police said.