Lucknow: Taking cognisance of a complaint
pertaining to large-scale irregularities in the sale of
state-owned sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh, the Lokayukt has
sought a report from the state government.
"Lokayukt Justice N K Mehrotra has sought a report
from the chief secretary, principal secretary-cane and
managing director of the State Sugar Corporation Limited on a
complaint lodged by Congress leader V M Singh," official
spokesman A K Singhal told PTI.
He said the officials have been asked to submit a
narrative of the factual statement with supporting documents.
"The report was sought a few days back and the
officials concerned were asked to reply within 15 days.
However, on the request of the government that documentation
will take time, the date has been extended upto November 10,"
In his complaint, Singh had alleged that four units of
the UPSSCL were sold at throw-away prices causing heavy loss
to the exchequer.
Citing an example, the Congress leader alleged that
the sugar mill in Amroha, which was sold for Rs 17.01 crores,
was underpriced as the property of the unit was worth Rs 250
Similarly, he alleged that the Chandpur mill at
Bijnore, which was sold for Rs 90 crores, could have fetched
over Rs 200 crores.