MUMBAI: Ten auditors of private firms have been detained regarding the affirmed over Rs 350 crore street scam in the city, said police.

The blamed are representatives for two private designing audit firms which were designated by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to investigate the street works by temporary workers.

The 10 accused had professedly arranged and presented the reports for the contractual workers, police said.

Last year, Mumbai Mayor Snehal Ambekar had written to BMC chief Ajoy Mehta complaining about the poor quality of newly constructed roads in the city, police said.

In this regard, a case was lodged at Azad Maidan police station on April 27 last year, after the BMC’s internal inquiry found that over two dozen roads in the city were of poor quality, police said.

The investigators found that the arrested accused were allegedly hand-in-glove with the contractors concerned in the roads scam, they said.

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