CBI registers case against FCI official in Assam for causing Rs 3.48 cr loss

New Delhi, Nov 7 : The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the then Manager, Quality Control of the public sector Food Corporation of India (FCI) in North Lakhimpur, Assam, and others.

The allegation is that between 1999 and 2004, the official had entered into a conspiracy with unknown officials and private persons and dishonestly allowed sanction of inadmissible Hill Transport Subsidy bills of Arunachal Pradesh Government to the tune of approximately Rs 3.48 crore.

A CBI press release said searches were conducted in the residential premises as well as office premises of the public servant which led to recovery of cash worth Rs.2.21 lakhs and incriminating documents. Further investigations are continuing, the release added.