SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 07: The Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police today unearthed a major ration pilferage and misappropriation scam in Pulwama during surprise check and inspection of godowns and offices of Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.
“During a series of raids conducted today it was found that rations worth crores of rupees have been black-marketed taking undue advantage of prevailing situation in the Valley,” a spokesman of the Crime Branch said.
He said the Crime Branch sleuths conducted extensive raids in Awantipora and Pulwama areas on 6 September 2016 followed by inspection of records wherein it was found that ration meant for BPL ration card holders under Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Food Entitlement Scheme (MMSFES) has been grossly misappropriated by officials of the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs as well as dealers and operators in connivance with black-marketeers.
He said an in-depth investigation into the misappropriation of ration, its pilferage and black-marketing has been initiated by Crime Branch Kashmir in a time bound manner for stringent action against the black-marketeers and officials involved in the scam. “Further investigations are underway to ascertain the losses incurred to state exchequer and actual amount of pilferage enabling the agency to fix responsibility and initiate action against the culprits,” he said.
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