Srinagar | May 02 : The Food Corporation of India (FCI) is reportedly making all the possible efforts to save the culprits involved in the wrong doings in ration scams in various parts Kashmir.
According to sources, inspection teams in last couple of months have found huge variations in weight and sub-standard quality of rice at PEG (Private Entrepreneur Guarantee) godowns in north and central Kashmir.
According to the report of Annual PV of PEG Baramulla, a committee that had visited PEG Baramulla had found stocks unsealed and some of the shutters of various sheds were not fully intact.
While the report has been submitted to the higher authorities but no action has been taken till date. “Efforts are being made to hush up the matter,” a top official said, adding, around 20,000 quintals of rice was missing from godowns.
“All the workings of the PEG Baramulla had been done by the FCI Budgam officials,” he said. Earlier huge variations were found at a godown in Baramulla upon successive inspections.
Many Challan numbers seemed ‘fictitious’ with duplicate stamps.
The official said it is not possible without the involvement of CAPD officials. “It is a nexus between FCI and CAPD. There is also a question that why Area Manager Srinagar was transferred after the inspection team submitted its report,” he said. (PTK)
2015 Kashmir Despatch