UP sugar mill scam: Government officials on radar

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Lucknow: CBI investigating the scam related to selling of state-owned 21 sugar mills will zero in on the officers involved in the deal. According to media reports, CBI will enquire the officers including the district magistrate who was on duty when the deal was done.

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.

CBI officials have gathered documents related to the case. According to available information, the officials will question the suspects involved in the crime soon, including the officers attached to the respective offices during that period.

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

Elaborating over the sudden lodging of FIR in the sale of sugar mills during her regime, Mayawati responded to the allegation saying, “I had no role in the sale of the mills, as the decision was taken by the Cabinet and the department was solely responsible for it.”

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