Three more arrests took place yesterday in connection with the Rs 350-crore Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) road scam, taking the total number of people in police custody so far to 22.
Site engineers Dattatraya Sudan Dhas (26) of Mahavir Roads & Infra, Ashish Ramnath Jaiswal (27) of J Kumar — KR Construction (JV) and Rishikesh Gajanan Shinde (23) of J Kumar — KR constructions were arrested.
Police had arrested five site engineers on Monday in connection with the scam. Last year, Mumbai Mayor Snehal Ambekar had written to BMC chief Ajoy Mehta complaining about the poor quality of newly-constructed roads in the city.
A Special Investigation Team was formed under the leadership of assistant commissioner of police (Colaba Division) Rajendra Chavan and a case was registered at the Azad Maidan police station on April 27.