Meghalaya: Fresh graft cases unearthed against MeECL union leader PK Chullet
Fresh evidences of malpractices against MeECL union leader Pradip Kumar Chullet were unearthed on Friday, April 9.
The development comes a day sources revealed the corrupt practices of Chullet, when he was the senior electrical inspector from 2011 to 2018.
Chullet is the president of the Coordination Committee of Registered MeECL (Employees) Associations and Unions (CCORMAU) as well as the MeECL Engineers’ Association.
He is also the chairman of the MeECL Joint Action Committee.
According to sources, Chullet took less than two days to clear eleven bills amounting to several lakhs of rupees, in favour of M/s I. S. Enterprise - a firm run by his wife Aynla Imsu, related to hoardings and electrical poles, "without assessing technical expertise".
" The CCORMAU president also broke the bill quotations into smaller ones, bringing the overall amount to below ₹ 50,000 to avoid floating of tenders on public domain," sources said.
Earlier, when contacted, Chullet claimed that he had followed all norms in the awarding of contracts.
"Work was allotted according to the findings of the tender committee. All these allegations that have surfaced don't hold water because all norms have been adopted. Even auditing of all these works have been done by a reputed firm," he told TNT-The Northeast Today.
Reacting to this, sources said that no record of the committee report exists.
It may be mentioned that Chullet was accused of corruption and a complaint was filed against him in 2018, following which he had allegedly erased all e-mails and deactivated the e-mail account of the inspectorate to avoid scrutiny.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)