FIR against ex-ADG, SP in PDS scam

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Feb 2019 13:55:26


Staff Reporter,


Economic Offence Wing (EOW) has registered an FIR against former Additional Director General (ADG) Mukesh Gupta and Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajnesh Singh on charges of illegal phone tapping and forging documents in the Public Distribution Scheme (PDS) scam. 

In the FIR, Section 166, 166 A, (b), 167, 193, 194, 196, 201, 218, 466, 471 and 120 B as well as Section 25, 26 read together with Section 5 (2) have been invoked against the then ADG EOW, Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) & Intelligence Raipur Mukesh Gupta and the then SP (ACB) Rajnesh Singh.

It is to be noted that Congress had accused BJP Government of illegal phone tapping while being in opposition. Bhupesh Baghel had also slammed the BJP Government for acting with political motivation and vested interest behind phone tapping.

It was running for quite a long time, which was a violation of personal independence. Expensive phone tapping machines were bought on the pretext of Naxal operations, but they were being used for political espionage. There were complaints of phone tapping from not just the political parties but also from industrialists. Even the people in judiciary weren’t spared.