CM Devendra Fadnavis supports ACB chief Praveen Dixit, who urges builders, engineers and architects to report corrupt Town Planning department and Building Proposal department officials
On Friday, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) officers met builders, engineers and architects of the state and requested them to come forward and register cases against corrupt officers.
(L-R) Manoj Dubal, President of PEATA and ACB chief Praveen Dixit at the workshop held by the ACB to encourage engineers and architects to report corrupt officers. Pic/Nikesh Gurav
Sources at the ACB also told sunday mid-day that Director General, ACB, Praveen Dixit, had a closed-door meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the CM promised him full support against
The ACB officers also held a workshop with members of the Practicing Engineers, Architects and Town Planners Association (PEATA) on Friday evening. Dixit, urged the builders, architects and engineers to come forward and register complaints against corrupt officials of the Town Planning department and Building Proposal department of the municipal corporation.
“Complete secrecy will be maintained while we lay the trap to arrest the corrupt and, after the operation, we will ensure that you are not harassed by other officials. I will write to the highest authorities and lend you full support,” said Dixit to the association’s 3,000 members.
CM supports Dixit
Source in the ACB said that Dixit knew Fadnavis well as he was posted as Commissioner of police in Nagpur, Fadnavis’s hometown. “The CM told Dixit he would receive all the help the latter needs to catch the corrupt,” said the source from ACB on condition of anonymity.
The ACB also plans to felicitate the complainants to motivate them to register complaints against corrupt officers in the BMC. President of PEATA, Manoj Dubal told sunday mid-day, “Corrupt officials seeking bribe is rampant in our line of work, but now, Dixit has give us the confidence to approach him so he could support us.”