CBI case against former Kandla Port Trust chairman

January 5th, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against a former chairman and two other officials of the Kandla Port Trust (KPT) and two private firms for misusing their official position in land allotment.”The accused officials of KPT in conspiracy with private companies concealed facts to change the purpose of land and transferred land at rates much lower than prescribed rates,” said a CBI statement issued here Monday.

It, however, did not name the accused.

The agency conducted searches at 10 places in Delhi, Kandla and Surat in Gujarat and Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh at the official and residential premises of the accused and the private firms.

“During searches, incriminating documents have been seized indicating involvement of the accused persons in the case. Further investigation is in progress,” the statement added.

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