Centre against SIT probe into PDS rice scam in Chhattisgarh
The Centre on Friday said it will not set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the alleged Rs 36,000 crore PDS rice scam in Chhattisgarh.
New Delhi: The Centre on Friday said it will not set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the alleged Rs 36,000 crore PDS rice scam in Chhattisgarh.
Economic Offences Investigation (EOI) and the state Anti-corruption Bureau has already taken necessary action, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan informed Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
Asked whether the government would initiate inquiry by an SIT in the alleged scam, Paswan replied in negative.
"Economic Offences Investigation (EOI) and Anti-corruption Bureau, Raipur, Chhattisgarh conducted raids on February 12, 2015 in different district offices and residents of the officers of Chhattisgarh State Civil Supplies Corporation and Chhattisgarh State Warehousing Corporation including its headquarter at Raipur and have registered a case against the officers of the corporation," Paswan said.
The Minister further said that the matter pertains to the state government and currently sub judice.
Paswan was replying to a query whether a Rs 36,000 crore PDS rice scam has been reported in Chhattisgarh.
Congress has demanded resignation of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over the alleged rice scam in the state.