Mhow, Madhya Pradesh:
Irregularities to the tune of Rs 50 crore have been unearthed within the Public Distribution System (PDS) in Indore’s Mhow tehsil and 7 folks have been charged thus far, a senior official mentioned on Saturday.
Indore Collector Manish Singh informed reporters that additional probe is underway, including that the “fraud is predicted to swell to Rs 100 crore”.
Seven folks, which incorporates one Mohan Agarwal, his sons Mohit and Tarun in addition to merchants Ayush Agarwal and Lokesh Agarwal, have been charged in 5 FIRs which have been lodged since August 17, he mentioned.
They’ve been charged below Important Commodities Act and the Indian Penal Code for forging paperwork associated to transportation of rice from Mhow to locations far off, Mr Singh, who can be the district Justice of the Peace, mentioned.
“They bought much less rice, wheat, kerosene to authorised PDS beneficiaries and hoarded big portions to promote within the open market at a large revenue. Sub Divisional Justice of the Peace Abhilash Mishra obtained a tip-off on hoarding in Mohan Agarwal’s godown in Dongargaon space, after which it was raided on August 17,” Mr Singh mentioned.
The raiding group seized 635 baggage of PDS rice, and the primary FIR within the case was lodged in Badgonda police station, the collector mentioned.
ASP (Rural) Amit Tolani mentioned the accused are on the run and the police have introduced a reward of Rs 5,000 for every of them.
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