Official hush up investigation into 2.5 crore rice scam

Committee report reveals huge loses, top FCI official allegedly involved

BK News Desk/Srinagar
April 20, 2017 0 Comments BUSINESS 239 Views
Official hush up investigation into 2.5 crore rice scam

A rice scam of nearly 2.5 crore that was unearthed by the Press trust of Kashmir following which the Food Corporation of India, had directed Area Manager, FCI, District office Srinagar to immediately recover the losses suffered as the committee report reveal huge losses is hushed up.
Sources in the FCI said that the EDI Vigilance has sent a team from Delhi to investigate the rice scam and forged stamp case was made to go back from Jammu tactically to hush up the scam besides to save the accused officials. Sources said that the action in the case was prevented to save the swindlers.
Pertinently a massive rice scam of nearly 2.5 crore which was surfaced in PEG Baramulla (Private Entrepreneurs Guarantee Scheme) of Food Corporation of India, the Assistant general Manager (PV) FCI has directed Area Manager, FCI, District office Srinagar to immediately recover the losses suffered as the committee report reveal huge losses.
In the scam that was unearthed. it was revealed that at least 20 trucks loaded with rice left from Punjab never reached PEG Baramulla, as the same were illegally sold in Punjab’s private markets.
According to the documents in possession of the PTK, these trucks were bearing registration numbers PB32P-2971, PB32P-8871, PB32P-5171, PB32P-3971 and PB32P-4271, 7971-PB32A, 5171-PB 32P, 3871-PB32P, 4571-PB 32P, 6771-PB 32L, 3179-PB 32 P, 4171-PB32 P, 2071-PB32 P, 8771-PB09 Q; Challan numbers 279-49, 279-50, 279-18, 279-25, 279-28, 279-29, 284-51, 279-48, 284-52; date of loading 28, 28, 27, 27, 27, 27,28, 28, 28 of November 2015 respectively.
Soon after the scam was reported, the FCI constitutes committee to investigate the matter. However, the committee earlier submitted the report as per the order of recover issue by the Assistant general Manager (PV) FCI, dated 03, 01, 2017 under order number, S&C/37(1)/ROJ/SPV (PEG) Baramulla/2015-2016.
The order issued ealier reads:, “The committee comprising of Sh. Joginder Pal, AGM (A/Cs), Sh. Sourabh Mahajan, Manager (A/Cs),ROJ, Syed Ahmad Bhat Manager Gen, Sh. Kriti Kumar Manager (D), Firdous Ah Wani AG III (QC) and Shri. Hilal Ah Dar AG III (D), DOS, have submitted committee report on zero PV by way of 100 % liquidation of Rice/ Wheat stocks in respect of PEG Baramulla, Srinagar, wherein overall losses to the corporation to the tune of rupees 2,51,57,070 have been worked on the basis of the above said committee report by this office.”
On the bases of the committee report, the Assistant general Manager (PV) FCI, directs the Area Manager, FCI, District office Srinagar to immediately recover the losses suffered.. (PTK)

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