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Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje
Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje

Rajasthan ACB Raids Central Purchase Store In LED Bulb Scam

Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today raided the Central Purchase Store and seized incriminating documents in connection with the multi-crore LED bulb purchase and supply scam, officials said.

The ACB sleuths seized several “incriminating” documents and bills from the administrative unit of the PHED, which purchased LED bulbs by at an unreasonably high price.

“We have got information that the Central Purchase Store staff had supplied LED bulbs to the PHED at inflated rates through a Jaipur-based contractor. The financial irregularity amounts into crores,” ASP ACB Bajrang Singh Shekhawat told PTI.

The ACB had yesterday raided the Central Purchase Store in Malviya Nagar and initiated probe in the “massive irregularities” in the purchase of LED bulbs.

He said 8 watt LED bulb, costing between Rs 70 to Rs 80, was supplied at Rs 1,000, 15 watt bulb at Rs 15,000 apiece, a 9 watt bulb at Rs 972,  a 12 watt bulb at Rs 12,000 and 120 watt at Rs 21,000.