FCI official arrested for PDS scam in Arunachal
Following a complaint lodged by the Food Corporation of India (FCI), the Arunachal Pradesh police have arrested the Tezu FCI depot in-charge for his alleged involvement in swindling off a huge quantity of PDS food items.
The FIR lodged by the consultative committee of the FCI with the Tezu police station in Lohit district of the state in November alleged that M/s Namsai LAMP Ltd in connivance with the Tezu FCI depot in-charge had siphoned off huge quantity of PDS food grains in September, according to official sources here today.
Acting on the basis of the complaint, Tezu police also registered a case in this connection and launched an investigation and finally arrested the government official yesterday from Tezu.
In the FIR, the consultative committee members said as per daily dispatch report collected from the depot in-charge Tinsukia, M/s Namsai LAMP Ltd had loaded food grains in 81 trucks from Tinsukia for Tezu FCI depot during the month of September last.
However, while verifying the vehicle entry record at Parasuram Kund check gate, it was found that out of 81 only 45 trucks have reached the Tezu depot, remaining 36 loaded trucks did not cross the check gate, sources said.
Surprisingly, Tezu FCI depot made entry of trucks loaded with food grains in its register book even during the road blockade due to flood from September 19 to 27.
'The M/s Namsai LAMP and official of the FCI depot, Tezu had a common intention of mismanagement of food items. This is not the first case but such illegal dealings and practices have been happening since the beginning of the FCI carriage work,' the Committee said and appealed to the law enforcing authority to book all the wrongdoers, sources added.