Rayapati Sambashiva Rao’s company in forgery row

  • November 30, 2012 10:06 pm

Another anti-Telangana politician landed in soup as his company is now embroiled in a high-profile forgery controversy.

Transstroy – the infrastructure company belonging to Seemandhra MP Rayapati Sambashiva Rao and its Joint venture partner UES from Russia together bagged the Polavaram Dam contract recently. But latest news reports prove that this Joint venture has submitted forged documents to bag the Polavaram contract.

The Transstroy – UES JV had submitted certain work experience documents to the Andhra Pradesh state government to claim eligibility to bid for the Polavaram dam project. As per the official procedure, these documents should be officially authenticated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and the Indian Embassy.

AP state irrigation officials got doubt about the authenticity of these work experience documents after the CCI of Russia denied having authenticated any document pertaining to the UES. The Russian organization also stated the ‘experience letter’ submitted to the state government under its letter-head was a forged one.

AP state government is now caught in a terrible dilemma as it is about to enter into an agreement with the UES-Transstroy JV for Polavaram dam works.
A senior AP irrigation engineer speaking to the media said “As per tender conditions, the JV company should be blacklisted if it is found to have submitted forged documents. We cannot ignore these allegations as they came under the scrutiny of the AP High Court,” a senior irrigation official said.

Apparently UES has claimed to have completed turnkey contract for works of a concrete gravity dam and Bureiskoe reservoir in Russia, which it had never done.

So, folks that’s the latest episode in the corruption saga of Samaikyandhra business-politician lobby .


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