IG Kalluri will head the investigation of PDS Scam

ANIMESH SRIVASTAVA 09/01/2019 12:21 PM

09-Jan-2019zJP6Ubs1Nd1New Delhi, Dec 9: Congress government in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday appointed police officer SRP Kalluri as the head of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) which is going to investigate the alleged irregularities in the public distribution system (PDS).

Taran Sinha, director of public relations, Chhattisgarh government said, “ The 12-member SIT will be headed by SRP Kalluri, who is currently posted as IG ACB [Anti-Corruption Bureau] and will have other police officers.”

The SIT was formed on January 1 to probe the alleged scam which came to light in 2014 when the Anti-Corruption Bureau raided various parts in the state and seized cash and documents.
Last year, Kalluri was transferred from Bastar to the state police headquarters facing the charges of alleged human rights violations.

Former chief minister Raman Singh questioned the appointment. He said, “The formation of SIT in itself is not legitimate. When the case is going on in [high] court and the charge sheet has been filed, then why an SIT? Congress is doing vendetta politics.”

According to the charge sheet filed against the scam, samples of rice, salts that were found to be unfit for human consumption were cleared by officers and distributed among the public.

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