VACB to launch probe against contract company in Brahmapuram

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Kochi: Kerala Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) will launch a probe against the company that signed contract to handle waste treatment at the Brahmapuram plant.

Last November, a court directed VACB to submit a report over a company furnishing fake documents to receive tender for treating biodegradable wastes in Brahmapuram. The vigilance court asked officials to submit the report within two months. However, the VACB failed to launch a probe, arguing it did not receive final approval from the state government.

However, VACB has decided to finally launch a probe after allegations were raised of sabotaging the investigation.

As per the agreement signed, the company was assigned to set up facilities for treating 250 tons of waste. It was also stipulated in the tender notification that the contract company need at least three years of prior experience in the field.

Following this, Star Consultancy produced documents of their experience in treating and disposing wastes. However, the complainant, who approached the court, claims that the company lacked experience, as mentioned in the documents. Following this, the Muvattupuzha vigilance court directed VACB to launch an inspection and submit report.

The vigilance has directed the complainant to appear for questioning on Tuesday morning.

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