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Cong govt sets up SIT to probe C'garh civil supplies scam

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

The government in Chhattisgarh Tuesday set up a 12-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by SRP to probe an alleged multi-crore scam in the state's Civil Supply Corporation unearthed in 2015, an said.

The SIT was constituted on Tuesday and General of Police (Economic Offences Wing and Anti Corruption Bureau) SRP will head it, the told

of Police Narayanpur Indira Kalyan Elesela, (ACB) Manoj Khilari, ASP Jashpur Uneja Khatun Ansari, Deputy SP in EOW Vishwas Chandrakar and Deputy will be part of the SIT, he said.

Other members comprise Crime Investigation Department (CID) LS Kashyap, ACB Brajesh Tiwari, Inspector ACB Ramakant Sahu, Inspector Motilal Patel, Inspector EOW and retired legal expert NN Chaturvedi, he said.

The alleged scam was exposed in February, 2015 when ACB and Economic Offences Wing (EOW) conducted simultaneous raids at 25 premises of the and its officials.

Later, the ACB made 18 people, including two Indian Administrative Service (IAS)officers, and Alok Shukla, accused in the case.

The had earlier alleged that then Chief Minister Raman Singh, his wife and other high profile people were named as beneficiaries in the diary which was recovered during the raid, a charge refuted continually by the BJP leadership.

also claimed that the civil supply scam was of about Rs 36,000 crore.

Kalluri, a 1994-batch IPS officer, had served as IG of Bastar Range from June 2014 to February 2017.

He had faced criticism for alleged fake encounters and targeting local journalists, social and human rights activists, a charge denied by police authorities.

In February, 2017 was moved out of Bastar and transferred to Police Headquarters Raipur.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 22:45 IST
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