Himachal police case against civil supplies corp

Shimla : A case has been registered by Himachal Pradesh’s vigilance bureau in the state civil supplies corporation’s multi-crore purchase scam .

The scam has rocked the ruling BJP . Some days ago two officers of the state run company have already been suspended on the basis of a departmental enquiry .

The bidding process was tampered with due to unauthorised manipulation of tenders in favour of certain firms , a top official of the state vigilance bureau was quoted as saying .

The irregularities involves in the tenders to charges for transporting pulses (chana ,urad and kala chana dals) from the Mumbai port , grading and packaging by the civil supplies .

The firm procures around 3,700 metric tonnes of pulses every month which is distributed and sold through fair price shops across the hill state . The loss is estimated at Rs 1 crore per month .

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