Tribune press service
Karnal, October 13
In a crackdown on the alleged link between the arthiyas and Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) employees procuring paddy from other locations and illegally issuing “bogus” passes, the administration registered an FIR against four members of the Kunjpura Market Committee, who were on duty at the Gheer Shopping Center.
In addition, 28 arthiyas in the Gheer grain market have been reserved and their licenses suspended. Other than that, the stock of 18 arthiyas was found to be insufficient compared to the record. The District Food Supply Controller (DFSC) and the District Manager (DM) of Hafed provided them with justification notices. Discrepancies in the files of nine rice mills were also noted, for which measures will be taken against them.
The action was taken by Karnal Nishant Kumar Yadav’s deputy commissioner on the report of HSAMB zone administrator Gagandeep Singh, who visited the grain market under the direction of HSAMB CA Vinay Singh Yadav, who ordered the raid after complaints of discrepancies at the center concerning the purchase of other places and the issuance of “false” passes.
In its report, an FIR was registered against supervisor mandi Dheeraj Kumar, auction recorder Dharamvir Singh and IT operators Deepak and Anshul and 28 arthiyas of the Gheer grain market, the DC said.
“Illegal passes were jointly issued by Deepak, Anshul, Dheeraj and Dharamvir to 56 arthiyas. During the physical verification, 28 arthiyas were found on the spot while the recordings of the remaining 28 were not found, ”he added.
The DC added: “I have asked Indri SDM to regularly check the grain market. The Kunjpura market committee and the secretaries of Gheer village were tasked with ensuring their presence in the mandi 24 hours a day to keep watch.