₹ 1,000-Crore High-Tech Scam Targeted Madhya Pradesh Tenders, 2 Arrested
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₹ 1,000-Crore High-Tech Scam Targeted Madhya Pradesh Tenders, 2 Arrested

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January 21, 2021

The Enforcement Directorate has arrested two persons in connection with a sophisticated ₹ 1,030 crore e-tender scam involving e-tendering for the Madhya Pradesh government's infrastructure projects besides other illegal monetary transactions. Taken into custody under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the two businessmen have been remanded in judicial custody till February 3, 2020, by a Hyderabad court.


New Delhi, 21 January 2021

The arrested duo is Srinivas Raju Mantena, Founder and Chairman of Hyderabad-based Mantena Constructions, and his associate Aditya Tripathi, who runs Bhopal-based Arni Infra. The two of them have been accused of conspiring with a few senior government officials and IT service providers of the Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation (MPSEDC) to tamper with e-Tenders to win large-value contracts.

Source -NDTV


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