High Court stays CBI probe into FCI scam

High Court stays CBI probe into FCI scam
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Srinagar: Several trucks carrying over 26,000 quintals of foodgrain for public distribution allegedly disappeared and a CBI investigation into the scam has been halted following a stay from the Srinagar bench of Jammu & Kashmir High Court.

Last September, the CBI’s Srinagar unit filed an FIR against officials of the Food Corporation of India, private transporters and private depot managers for a “detailed investigation” into the alleged embezzlement of foodgrain through forgery of documents.

According to the FIR, 130 trucks left over a period of months from FCI depots at Bhogpur and Kartarpur in Jalandhar (Punjab) carrying rice and wheat for storing at a private depot run on behalf of the FCI at Baramulla in J&K, The Indian Express reported.

The stocks crossed Lower Munda check-post near Qazigund but never reached the Baramulla depot for unloading.