Taking serious note of a complaint by BJP MP Maneka Gandhi, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Wednesday ordered a high-level probe into alleged financial irregularities in the state Sheep and Wool Development Board.
Gandhi had recently written to the chief minister alleging misappropriation of funds in the board in the purchase of food for sheep and goats in Uttarkashi and Pithoragarh districts.
Taking serious note of the allegations by the BJP MP, Rawat has ordered a probe into the alleged irregularities, an official statement here said.
On the chief minister's instruction, Chief Secretary Om Prakash constituted a committee headed by Agricultural Produce Commissioner Manisha Panwar to probe the charges.
Secretary finance Bhupesh Tiwari is also on the panel as a member, the statement said.
The committee has been asked to submit its investigation report within 15 days.
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