Mumbai, 3rd August 2021: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against a Director of a private company based in Mumbai (Maharashtra) and unknown officials of the Transport Department, Govt. of Meghalaya and unknown others on the allegations of awarding the contract at exorbitant rates for supply of High-Security Registration Plates (HSRPs).
It has been alleged that in the year 2003, the State of Meghalaya floated a tender for the execution of the High-Security Registration Plates scheme and three private companies based in Mumbai & New Delhi had participated in the tender process.
It was further alleged that the Director of said company in collusion with unknown officials of the Transport Department of Government of Meghalaya, rigged the said tender process by submitting collusive bids through entities controlled by him. It was also alleged that the work was awarded to the said private company of Mumbai at exorbitant rates in 2005 and got approved at exorbitant rates for supply of High Security Registration Plates (HSRPs) in the State of Meghalaya.
Searches are being conducted today at various locations/premises connected to the accused at Shillong (Meghalaya), Delhi, Mumbai & Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh).
Name of accused:-
i) Nitin Shah, Director M/s Shimnit Utsch India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
ii) Unknown officials of the Transport Department of Govt. of Meghalaya and others.