Police present challan against 4 CAPD officials
Srinagar, June 1: Police on Monday charge-sheeted four officials of the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department for their alleged involvement in the kerosene oil scam.
Sources said that police presented supplementary challan before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar against three assistant directors of the department at Pulwama, Varmul and Srinagar, and against a clerk in the directorate office, Srinagar under section 409, 120 B, 420 RPC.
Police had found the officials involved in a “well-knit and deep-rooted black-marketing mafia” wherein they were resorting to black-marketing of rations and other essentials mainly kerosene oil resulting in shortage of commodities in the government run depots.
Police had unearthed the scam in February this year by seizing an oil tanker, JK02W-3935, “illegally being unloaded” in a Srinagar locality.
During investigation, it was revealed that the tanker was a part of 10 tankers, carrying around 84,000 litres of K-oil, dispatched on the same day by the leading K-Oil distributor to various areas of Varmul district. A case 7/2010 was registered in police station Sheergari.
Police had arrested nine persons in the case and presented the challan against four of them.
The challan mentioned that a depot receives only 3000 litres of K-oil against the capacity of 20,000 litres against the coupons at Rs 9.55 per litre.
“The depot purchases 9000 litres of K-oil at Rs 17 per litre in black market and sells it to illegal outlets at Rs 22 per litre.”
During the interrogation of five retail outlet dealers by the police, it was revealed that the outlet dealers remained in constant touch with the supply section of the CAPD involving the accused.
“Though there is no direct dealing between retail dealers and the CAPD officials, investigation revealed that black marketing of the oil is carried out with the help of CAPD’s consumer section which gets booty of Rs 8 to Rs 10 per litre for selling oil in black market,” police maintained.
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