Reportedly over a dozen officials of the tamilnadu police have been booked by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) over their alleged involvement in the Rs 300 crore equipment procurement scam. Furthermore searches at the homes of senior police officers, including Superintendent of police Anbuchezian and Additional SP Ramesh, have been ongoing since Saturday.
Meanwhile the probe involves alleged irregularities in the procurement of gadgets, including walkie talkies, for the state police. Perhaps it has been alleged that the officials of the police's Technical services wing granted tenders to one particular private company and ignored the concerns raised by other top police officials in the department. According to a report after the state home Department ordered a probe in september last year, the DVAC has been conducting searches at over 15 places across the state since Saturday.
Moreover a preliminary internal investigation by the Deputy Inspector General (Technical Services) and Inspector General (Crime) allegedly revealed serious irregularities in the tenders floated for the purchase of CCTV cameras, wallet PLATFORM' target='_blank' title='digital-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>digital mobile Radios (DMR) and the eligibility criteria set for the procurement of these products, among others. Apparently a majority of the tenders for the procurement of the equipment was reportedly given to one V-Link Systems Pvt Ltd, and Anbuchezian is alleged to have repudiated red flags raised by other senior colleagues.