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Chhattisgarh govt protecting 2 officers in PDS scam, says BJP

Former Chhattisgarh CM and senior BJP chief Raman Singh Tuesday alleged that the Bhupesh Baghel authorities is attempting to guard two senior IAS officers accused of being a part of a multi-crore civil provide rip-off unearthed in 2015.

The state BJP’s accusation in opposition to the Baghel authorities comes on the again of the ED’s submission earlier than Supreme Courtroom that the state authorities has weakened the case in opposition to the 2 officers accused within the NAN (Nagrik Apurti Nigam) rip-off.

Addressing the media, Singh accused the Congress authorities of hypocrisy, because the occasion had sought an ED investigation within the case whereas in Opposition.

In 2015, the then BJP authorities confronted allegations that kickbacks have been paid by rice millers and brokers to permit distribution of substandard rice by way of PDS. The federal government had then began a probe by Anti-Corruption Bureau and Financial Offences Wing. The ACB raided NAN places of work, recovered money and paperwork, and ultimately charged a number of officers, together with senior IAS officers Alok Shukla and Anil Tuteja. Each obtained anticipatory bail from Chhattisgarh HC in August 2020.

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