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State govt orders probe into scarcity of food grain in Kishtwar

Last Updated: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 15:28

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government
today initiated a probe into food grain scarcity in state-run
stores in Kishtwar district and suspended three tehsil supply
officers and a storekeeper in this connection.

"Acting on the complaint of locals in Nowpachi area
regarding insufficient food grains in government stores, an
three-member inquiry commission has been set up to probe the
matter," minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
& Transport Qamar Ali Akhoon told reporters here.

The inquiry commission, comprising Kishtwar Assistant
Commissioner (Revenue) and two locals from Nowpachi, has been
asked to submit its report within a month, he said.

Besides, three tehsil supply officers of Warwan, Marwah
and Nowpachi, and a storekeeper of Nowpachi were suspended for
dereliction of duty, the minister said.


First Published: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 15:28
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