Former minister booked for corruption in Bhopal

TIMES OF INDIA
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Lok Ayukta have booked former state Civil Supplies Minister Omprakash Dhurve and a contractor for alleged corruption in transportation of foodgrains during 2004-05, official sources said here on Friday.
A case was registered against Dhurve on Thursday for allegedly using his position to extend favours to contractor Mukesh Goyal, allowing him to transport the foodgrains in Hoshangabad district, despite Madhya Pradesh Civil Supplies Corporation approving fresh contracts at lower rates, Lok Ayukta sources said.
Dhurve, an ex-officio chairman of the Corporation, had allegedly delayed approval of the fresh contract on some pretext, they said, adding Dhurve and Goyal here booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Dhurve and Goyal were not immediately available for comments.

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