Rs 1,179 crore sugar mill scam: CBI registers FIR

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Lucknow, Apr 26 (UNI) After receiving a recommendation for CBI probe in selling of 7 Uttar Pradesh government owned sugar mills during the previous Mayawati regime in 2010-11 around one year back, the central agency at last lodged FIR against seven persons for forgery and other irregularities.

It is alleged that the scam worth is around Rs 1,179 crore.

The FIR was registered in Lucknow by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the CBI under section 420,468,471 and 477A on Thursday against 7 accused for cheating, forgery for purpose of cheating using forged documents as genuine, falsification of accounts and violation of the provision of Company Act 1956.

Sources in the CBI said here on Friday that the FIR was registered after a notification was issued for the probe on February 22 last by the Centre after UP government requested for CBI probe on April 12, 2018.

The seven accused against whom the cases have being registered are Rakesh Sharma and his wife Suman of New Delhi, Dharmendra Gupta of Ghaziabad, Saurabh Mukund, Mohammad Javed, Mohammad Nasim and Mohammad Vazjid, all native of Saharanpur.

The sugarmill which were sold are situated at Deoria, Bareilly, Hardoi, Ramkoka, Chittauni, Laxmiganj and Barabanki.

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