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Three accused in Satyendra Dubey murder case (Crime Patrol Episode 99 and 100 on 6th & 7th March 2012)

Satyendra Kumar Dubey: Fighting Corruption in India's National Highway Project

Satyendra Kumar Dubey, a project director at the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), who was killed in Gaya, Bihar for fighting corruption in the Golden Quadrilateral highway construction project. Dubey was the first person from his village to enter an IIT and was admitted to the Civil Engineering Department of IIT Kanpur in 1990. He graduated with an excellent academic record in 1994 and subsequently did his M. Tech (Civil Engg.) from IT-BHU in 1996. He was selected for the Indian Engineering Service (IES) in 1996 and joined the Ministry of Surface Transport. In July 2002, he was employed by the NHAI and became the Assistant Project Manager at Koderma, Jharkhand, responsible for managing a part of the Aurangabad-Barachatti section of National Highway 1.

He exposed serious financial irregularities in the project and got the contractor to suspend three of his engineers. Dubey discovered that the contracted firm, Larsen and Toubro, had been subcontracting the actual work to smaller low-technology groups, controlled by the local mafia. Despite facing several threats following his action against corruption at Koderma, Dubey continued to work for the NHAI and was transferred to Gaya in August 2003. He exposed large-scale flouting of NHAI rules regarding sub-contracting and quality control in Gaya. Meanwhile, faced with the possibility of high-level corruption within the NHAI, Dubey wrote directly to the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, detailing the financial and contractual irregularities in the project.

Despite his direct request that his identity be kept secret, the letter was forwarded immediately to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, and Dubey received a reprimand from the vigilance office of NHAI for the impropriety of writing a letter directly to the Prime minister. Dubey was likely to be posted to Koderma soon since there was no project director's post in Gaya. However, he was murdered, probably due to opposition from the criminal nexus running the highway construction projects in Bihar.

Three accused in Satyendra Dubey murder case
सत्येन्द्र दुबे केस: लूट और हत्या के केस में 3 को उम्रकैद
सत्येन्द्र दुबे हत्याकांड: दोषियों को उम्रकैद मिली

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  1. He was a real Hero of our country.

  2. Bhat01:17

    Martyr of Independent India, but are we really Independent?


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