UP govt moves SC against HC order on foodgrains
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 19:59
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh government has moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Allahabad High Court order directing a CBI probe into alleged diversion of foodgrains meant for BPL families in the state to Bangladesh and Nepal from 2001 to 2007 and beyond.

The petition filed by the state government has challenged the December 3, 2010, judgement in which it was also directed that sanction for prosecution of delinquent officials should be granted within 90 days and the Centre should consider appropriate amendments in this regard in the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Uttar Pradesh government has also questioned the six month time-frame ordered by the High Court for completing the prove saying "it is neither advisable nor possible nor judicially permissible to draw or prescribe an outer limit for conclusion of all criminal proceedings".

The High Court had passed a slew of directions on the petition filed by advocate Vishwanath Chaturvedi alleging largescale irregularities in distribution of foodgrains supplied by the Centre under Sampoorna Gramin Rozgar Yojna (SGRY) which were also illegally diverted to neighbouring countries from Uttar Pradesh.

CBI was directed to proceed with the probe in the cases of Ballia, Kheri, Sitapur, Lucknow, Varanasi and Gonda districts.


First Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 19:59

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