CBI ARRESTS THEN SDM(NOW ADM) OF UP IN AN ON-GOING INVESTIGATION RELATING TO FOOD GRAIN SCAM OF LAKHIMPUR KHERI (UP).

Press Release
New Delhi , 08.05.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested the then SDM, Gola(UP), now ADM(in waiting) in an on-going investigation relating to Food Grain Scam of Lakhimpur Kheri (UP).

 

            CBI registered this case relating to foodgrain scam of Lakhimpur Kheri(UP) on the request of Uttar Pradesh Government against 104 persons. It was alleged in the FIR that the accused persons had caused wrongful loss in crores of rupees to the Govt. exchequer in an illegal purchase; issuance of foodgrain by cheating, forgery, and preparing false documents under Below Poverty Line Scheme (BPL) sponsored by Govt. of India. The accused had allegedly used the same as genuine and had also black marketed the essential commodities.

 

            CBI had earlier arrested nine accused persons i.e. four financiers, two middlemen & three the then Godown Incharge on 01.05.2012.

 

            It was alleged that one of the accused was found involved in purchasing BPL foodgrain & exporting the same to Bangladesh for Rs.2.90 crores. The middlemen & financers & others had arranged BPL foodgrain through illegal means and black-marketed the same. The Director/ Partner of Gola(UP) based firm had deposited DDs on behalf of kotedars & managed to get issued BPL foodgrain and black-marketed the same.

 

            Further investigation is continuing.

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