Former Uttarakhand CM calls for CBI inquiry into flood scam

Former Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Saturday blamed the Harish Rawat government in the state for the flood scam and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the matter.

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Haridwar: Former Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Saturday blamed the Harish Rawat government in the state for the flood scam and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the matter.

"We had raised this issue many times. We want this to be looked into. There should be a CBI inquiry in this scam...The government is to be blamed for this scam and the government has been lying. Whosoever is responsible for this should be punished," Pokhriyal told ANI.

According to reports, during the 2013 disaster in Uttarakhand, when lakhs of people went hungry, officials of the state government were busy utilizing Rs. 7000 per day allowance given to them for supervising relief efforts.

When the state was struggling for two meals in a day, the officials had a normal day diet of mutton chops, chicken, milk and cottage cheese

An RTI reply has revealed a scam in the allowance claims made by the officials involved in the rescue and relief works.  

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