The Chandrapur police have registered a case against two persons who defrauded the Forest Department of 12 crore rupees in the name of jungle safari.
Sachin Uttam Shinde, Divisional Forest Officer of Tadoba Andhari tiger project
filed complaint against Abhishek Vinodkumar Thakur and Rohit Vinodkumar Thakur, Both are the resident of chandrapur.
A contract was signed between the executive director of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project Promotion Foundation for Tadoba Jungle Safari and a company named Chandrapur Wild Connectivity Solution. This company belongs to two brothers named Abhishek Vinodkumar Thakur and Rohit Vinodkumar Thakur, residents of Gurdwara Road, Chandrapur. Under the said contract, this company could take online safari booking in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project on commission basis.
During the period from 2020 to 2023, under the booking made to this company, an amount of 22 crore 20 lakh was to be deposited with the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project Promotion Foundation, but the complainant alleges that this company has deposited only 10 crore 65 lakh. They embezzled the remaining amount of 12 crore 15 lakh. The said thing came to the fore after the audit of all the four years was done.
When it became clear that the government funds were embezzled, Departmental Forest Officer Sachin Shinde, on behalf of the Forest Department, filed a complaint against both the companies in the Ramnagar Police. Police has registered a case against the accused.