Pune: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has acted against five contractors who allegedly submitted forged Fix Deposit Receipts (FDR) or bank guarantees while securing 52 contracts from the civic body.
The five contractors and their companies have been identified as:
- Sujit Suryakant Patil (26), a resident of Bhosari (Patil and Associates)
- Vishal Hanumant Kurhade (29), a resident of Pimpri (Kruti Constructions)
- Sanjay Baban Sawai, a resident of Chinchwad (S B Sawai)
- Dayanand Jeevan Malage (47), a resident of Bhosari (Vaidehi Constructions)
- Dinesh Mohanlal Nawani (28), a resident of Pimpri (D D Constructions)
PCMC’s Accounting Officer Ramesh Vitthal Joshi (58) has filed complaints against the five contractors. Based on his complaints, FIRs have been registered against the five contractors at Pimpri police station.
The cases have been registered against the five contractors after the PCMC Commissioner Shravan Hardikar gave his consent regarding it on January 25. The cases were registered on January 26 from 2pm to 8pm.
Sujit Patil had secured five contracts in the period of January 29, 2019 to January 19, 2020, Vishal Kurhade four contracts from December 24, 2019 to October 23, 2020 and Sanjay Sawai had got seven contracts in the period of October 9, 2018 to October 23, 2020 by submitting forged FDR to the PCMC. All three had submitted forged FDR of Thane Janata Sahakari Bank Alandi Branch.
Dayanand Malage had got 12 contracts in the period October 9, 2018 to October 23, 2020 and Dinesh Nawani had got 24 contracts in the period of June 27, 2019 to November 26, 2020. Malage had allegedly forged FDR of Punjab National Bank Nana Peth Branch and Bank of Maharashtra Rajgurunagar Branch while Nawani had forged FDR of Punjab National Bank Nana Peth Branch.
The suspects have been booked under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 465 (punishment for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code.
The PCMC had in December 2020, black-listed 18 contractors who were found to have submitted bogus bank guarantees and fixed deposit receipts. PCMC suspects that some of its officials, bank employees and outsiders are involved in this bogus bank guarantee racket.