Gandhinagar Police has made arrests of three accused in the Gujarat Informatics Limited Scam. Vasant Natubhai Darji (resident of Gota, Ahmedabad), Munaf Mahmudbhai Sheikh (resident of Alburj Empire, Sarkhej, Ahmedabad) and Chandansinh Narasimhabhai Chavda (resident of Gota, Ahmedabad) were arrested. However, the main accused are still at large. Court has granted a remand of two days. The multi-crore scam in this Government of Gujarat unit was unearthed during the audit. A complaint for the scam was registered at the Sector 7 police station on June 4.
Gujarat Informatics Limited, a public sector undertaking of the Gujarat Government is managed under the auspices of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) where all the items related to science and technology of the Gujarat government are bought and sold. This company also sets the standard for the items of technology used in each department of the government.
As per the statutory requirement, the company is audited regularly. During the audit for the financial year 2019-20, The statutory auditors brought some suspicious financial transactions to the notice of the management. Initially, the scam seemed to the tune of Rs. 3 crores. However, as the investigation progressed, it appeared that the actual scope of the scam surpasses amount of Rs. 35 crores.
It is alleged that the Gujarat Informatics Limited (GIL) Secretary Japan Shah, Executive Accountant Ruchi Bhavsar and Finance Officer Vikrant Kansara, General Manager Rakesh Kumar, and Deputy Director Rakesh Kumar used to depsot the amount of the scam through fake bills in the accounts of Vasant Darji’s Vijay Enterprise, Munaf Sheikh’s Hayes & Me Company and Chandansinh Chavda’s M N Infracon Co.The three used to get commission for letting the accused scamster utlise their accounts.
As per the complaint, accused employees of the company in collusion with the arrested created bogus documents and raised fake vouchers of more than Rs.6.99 crores. The scam had been going on for more than two years till the time it was exposed in the audit. station. As per the complaint, accused employees of the company in collusion with the arrested created bogus documents and raised fake vouchers of more than Rs.6.99 crores. The scam had been going on for more than two years till the time it was exposed in the audit.