HIMUDA charged with tampering cafetaria bids
Tribune News Service
Shimla, January 18
An industrial house owned by an NRI today demanded cancellation of the lease of a cafeteria in the SDA complex at Kasumpti to the kin of local legislator Harbhajan Singh Bhajji, alleging that bids were tempered with.
Talking to mediapersons here today on behalf of his NRI brother, Mr Ashish Satija accused the HP Urban Development Authority (HIMUDA) of manipulating the bids to lease out a cafeteria at Kasumpti to the wife of MLA Bhajji. Mr Rajesh Satija, an NRI, had applied for the cafeteria on lease. â€œHIMUDA disclosed our bid to the legislatorâ€™s family and also accepted their bid after the time for doing so had lapsed,â€ alleged Mr Ashish Satija.
â€œWe had filed the bid amount of Rs 71.01 lakh while the other bidder Tripti Associates had put it at Rs 61.80 lakh. This amount was revealed to the third party, which gave a bid of Rs 73.01 lakh and got it,â€ he claimed.
Mr Satija demanded that the tender for the site be cancelled as HIMUDA authorities had told him that there were only two bidders after the time for making bids had expired.