DVAC raids regarding walkie-talkie scam

The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-corruption (DVAC) today carried out raids at multiple places in the city in connection with the walkie-talkie scam in the police department. A total of 13 teams carried out raids at around 100 different places simultaneously.

While one team conducted searches at the residence of Superintendent of Police (SP), Technical Services, Anbuchezhian in Kilpauk, another team surveyed the house of an Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Police (ADSP) in the Police Quarters in Mandaveli.

Searches took place at 40 places connected to a company which took the tender for the electronic devices.

DVAC is probing the irregularities in the tender process for the purchase of cameras, CCTVs and Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) for the police department.

The scam reportedly took place from 2017 to 2018, and money to the tune of crores of rupees meant for modernisation of the police department was allegedly misused.

In the past, Home Secretary Niranjan Mardi raised 11 queries to the then DGP T K Rajendran on the tender granted to a firm for Rs 83.45 crore for purchase of walkie-talkies.