Karnataka: Committee led by retired judge starts probe into alleged sugar mill scam

Belagavi, Karnataka: As per news report published in The Times of India, a government-appointed committee, led by retired judge SB Vastradmath, has started looking into allegations of Rs 600 crore corruption at the sugar factory in Khanapur taluk. The inquiry was initiated following a complaint from former MLA Anjali Nimbalkar, who claimed that the factory management consistently misuses farmers’ money and trust. The special inquiry officer examined the factory management between 11 am and 2 pm.

Speaking to the media later, Vastradmath stated, “I began the investigation as per the government’s instructions. The factory management is cooperating and providing all the necessary documents.” He also mentioned that the government has requested a report to be submitted within 30 days.


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