There are several instances where government contractors and officials looting the funds sanctioned under various schemes. But in one such recent shocking case reported from Telangana, the names of popular cricketers Andre Russell and M S Dhoni have been used to plunder the money sanctioned for rural road construction. As part of the scam, Russell and Dhoni have been manifested as workers engaged in a project of rural road construction.
Using the impression of their thumb, both have been made to receive wages for the number of working days.The incident became reported from Vadalam village withinside the Pedakodapgal area of Kamareddy district. The village contractor connived with sales branch officers and confirmed MS Dhoni and Andre Russell as settlement people engaged in street creation tasks to loot the cash. In the files, it has additionally been proven that the well-known cricketers have withdrawn cash via way of means of the usage of their thumb impression.
A rural road construction venture became authorized for the Vadalam village at finances of Rs seven lakhs. But at the records, the entire expenditure for the venture has been proven as Rs 21 lakhs. The contractor, in conjunction with a few sales officers, created fake files to strengthen the finances and loot the relaxation of the quantity.
They had to produce a list of false workers and show payments of wages to them, to withdraw the excess amount shown on record. To this fake list of laborers, the names of Dhoni and Russell were also added.
When a team of government officials had gone to the village to inspect the documents of the project, this scam into the light. The names of such prominent cricketers in the list of laborers created suspicion and further investigation revealed the scam.