CBI alleges Aurangabad District Magistrate on corruption charges
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 23-Feb-2018

New Delhi, February 23: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted a raid on the premises of Kanwal Tanu, the District Magistrate of Aurangabad, Bihar and alleged that he had withdrawn more than Rs 2 crore from a beneficiary in lieu of a land given to a firm named Bhartiya Rail Bijlee under the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC).

A case has been registered against Tanu for criminal conspiracy and cheating. The land is a joint venture of NTPC and Indian railways at Nabinagar, Aurangabad. The land was given to Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company in Aurangabad for the construction of a power plant.

The Nabinagar Super Thermal Power Plant of Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Limited is a joint venture of NTPC limited and Indian railways to install 4 x 250 MW thermal plant at Nabinagar.

The NTPC venture has 74 percent of share and Indian Railways have 90 percent share in the project. The Central government had approved the project back in 2007 but the construction got delayed due to the issue of land acquisition.

An FIR was filed by the Anti-Corruption Unit of the state and later a case was registered against the accused under IPC sections 120-8,420,467,468 and 471 for criminal conspiracy, cheating and criminal misconduct by the public.