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CBI raids at multiple places including Punjab, Haryana & Delhi in connection with FCI scam

CBI raids are going on at more than 50 places including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh in the Food Corporation of India (FCI) scam case. The CBI officer has given this information.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: CBI raids are underway at more than 50 places including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh in the Food Corporation of India (FCI) scam case. The CBI officer has given this information.

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According to the CBI official, the CBI has arrested FCI DGM Rajeev Mishra. FCI officers (Technical Assistants and ED level officers) have raided more than 50 places in connection with the nexus of food grains distributors including grain traders, millers. These were involved in supplying low quality food.

The agency suspects the role of technical assistants to executive directors in the alleged scam. It is being verified. The raids were started after the FCI DGM was arrested while taking a bribe of Rs 50,000.

After getting the input, the CBI team raided several cities of Punjab and Haryana. Along with this, raids were also conducted at two places in Delhi.

CBI had received many complaints regarding corruption in FCI, after which CBI was engaged in its investigation. For the last 6 months, the agency was gathering intelligence in the matter.

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The sources said the agency has started the operation against an “unholy nexus of corruption” in the FCI involving a chain of officers, rice mill owners, grain merchants etc., engaged in the procurement, storage and distribution of food grains, they said.

The role of state government employees will also be under the scanner, they said.

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