Enforcement Directorate to probe sugar scam
Srinagar, Mar 29: Taking suo motto cognizance of a report published in Greater Kashmir, Directorate of Enforcement has approached Jammu and Kashmir Police to provide them copy of the FIR in multi-crore sugar scam for beginning investigations in the case.
Reliable sources in Directorate of Enforcement told Greater Kashmir that Deputy Director Chandigarh zonal office, V. Neerja, has shot a letter to Director General of Police to provide them copy of the FIR.
Quoting a report published in Greater Kashmir on March 4, the letter says that since the officials of Food Corporation of India are involved in the scam, the case attracts investigation under Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002.
It further states that the copy of the FIR into the case should be handed over to sub-zonal office Srinagar so that investigation in the case is started.
Pertinently, Greater Kashmir had carried series of stories on high profile sugar scam in which more than 10 persons including six officials of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution department and FCI were arrested during the past 2-months.
Following the unearthing of scam, the Special Investigation Team of Police headed by Superintendent of Police, Srinagar South, Sujeet Kumar, was constituted to probe the case. They seized eight truckloads of sugar and raided FCI and CAPD offices across the state. Facing embarrassment, both the departments initiated separate probes and suspended their six employees who were arrested by police.
Recently, another scam of pilfering essential commodities meant for public distribution surfaced in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district with police seizing 90 quintals of sugar and arresting seven persons including three CAPD officials.
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