UP govt moves SC against HC order on foodgrains

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


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

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