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Kumbh Mela tent supplier defrauds UP govt of ₹109.85 crore with fake bills


Team Udayavani, Dec 6, 2020, 6:11 PM IST

Prayagraj: An FIR has been filed against tent supplier ‘Lallooji and Sons’ for allegedly defrauding UP government of ₹109.85 crore. The supplier allegedly submitted forged bills to the UP government for goods provided during Kumbh Mela.

The firm submitted bills worth ₹196.24 crore between February 2017 and July 6, 2019, with investigation showing only bills of ₹86.38 crore were real.

The bills were for goods provided during Kumbh Mela in the year 2019. The firm has been providing tents, furniture and loudspeakers for the Maha Kumbh, Kumbh and Magh Mela for decades.

An FIR has been filed at the Daraganj police station in Prayagraj against `Lallooji and Sons`, one of the leading tent suppliers.

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