CBI raids in multi-crore foodgrains scam in UP

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today conducted raids at several places here, including the house and office of a local BSP leader, in connection with a multi-crore foodgrains scam.

February 06, 2011 / 01:10 PM IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today conducted raids at several places in UP, including the house and office of a local BSP leader, in connection with a multi-crore foodgrains scam.


The CBI officials have collected several documents and papers and claimed to have got substantial evidence relating to the alleged scam under which foodgrains meant for the poor were diverted to other states and sold in retail market.


The essentials also found its way out of the country though in the government records, the stocks were shown as distributed among the needy.

The raids were conducted at six places in the district, officials said.
Last year, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on a public interest litigation had directed the central agency to carry out a comprehensive probe into the scam spanning several districts of the state.

first published: Feb 6, 2011 09:59 am

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