Chandigarh: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided the premises of food corporation of India (FCI) officials in Punjab.
CBI officials have raided more than 30 locations. According to the information, CBI raids are going on in Ferozepur, Sangrur, Fatehpur Sahib, Moga, Ludhiana, Patiala, Rajpura, Mohali and many other areas. This raid wad conducted at FCI officials as well as rice traders, red and grain merchants.
This is the second time after the CBI registered an FIR in the case that different locations of officials associated with the FCI have been raided.
Earlier in January, searches were conducted at 50 locations in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi, launching a crackdown on alleged corruption. According to media reports, Rs 60 lakh was also recovered during the search. Then this raid was named Operation Kanak.
According to sources, after several complaints received by the CBI, the investigating agency has started this campaign against the nexus of corruption in the FCI. This includes officials engaged in the purchase, storage and distribution of food grains, as well as grain traders.