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Indian iron ore mining mess - IAS PCS officers held guilty
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Monday, 10 Sep 2012
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Bhaskar News reported that departmental investigation has held 1989-batch IAS officer Mr Kripa Shankar Saroj and 1993 batch Punjab civil service officer Mr Amarpal Singh guilty in 2004 iron and ore scam of INR 17 crore.

Punjab’s Chief Secretary Mr Rakesh Singh has recommended strict action against the two officers for their involvement in the iron and ore scam.

In his letter written to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the Chief Secretary has requested ‘major punishment’ to both the officers.

The two officers in their capacity as MD and AMD of Punjab Agro Food Grain Corporation and had issued orders to sell (without issuing tenders) iron ore worth INR 17 crore to Reliance Polycrete in 2004. The company had submitted fake documents in the PAFC as guarantee. Later in 2005, the company issued two cheques of INR 5 crore and INR 9 crore in favour of PAFC in 2005 which were bounced. The company defaulted payments against PAFC.

Source - Bhaskar News

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