Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch will probe the fraud charges levelled against blacklisted contractor Bunty Agarwal arrested for tender fraud.
Sources said the EOW will probe fraud charges against Suraj Enterprises, a firm owned by Rajendra Kumar Agrawal and his son Bunty Agarwal, for allegedly submitting fake Term Deposit Receipt (TDR) to procure tenders in Kalahandi and Nuapada districts.
At least 19 cases are pending against them at several police stations in five districts of the State, sources said.
Bunty was arrested in Haryana by a special team of the Nuapada district on Monday. He was brought to Nuapada on transit remand. His father and wife were also apprehended. They had been on the run ever since compliant were lodged against them in several police stations of the State.
By submitting TDRs Bunty and his father, who owns Suraj Enterprises, managed to procure some key tenders in Kalahandi and Nuapada districts.
Meanwhile, the Rural Development (RD) department blacklisted Suraj Enterprises. The firm was awarded tenders for nine new projects of the RD department.
Sources said the firm had bagged the tender for various projects worth Rs 25 crore by submitting fake TDRs.