Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The employees’ unions have condemned the attack of contractor on the Divisional Engineer and AE of Anantapuram Municipal Corporation.
It may be recalled that a contractor Narasimha Reddy has supplied sweeping machines to the municipality. The bill of the contractor was in pending for some time for various reasons. The contractor attacked the DE in his chambers on Monday and also attacked an Assistant Engineer while the victim was on his way back to home.
There were allegations that sweeping machines were not necessary for Anantapur right from the day of purchase. The Commissioner in 2015 has purchased sweeping machines worth Rs.33 lakhs. In 2016, the then Commissioner Surendra Babu has objected the purchase. The officials said that the machines were assembled set and the bill would be paid after being certified by JNTU officials. With the intervention of the ruling party leaders, Rs.24 lakh have been paid to the contractor. The contractor reportedly attacked the officials to pay the entire bill amount.
Meanwhile, the I Town police have arrested the contractor Narasimha Reddy and slapped cases under section 341, 322, 353, 506 and 323 of IPC and was sent to remand.