Ex-chairman of tobacco board alleges ill-treatment

Former chairman of Tobacco Board India Abu Mohammed was allegedly ill-treated during the launch of e-auction of tobacco at Periyapatna on Friday.

A release from his followers states that he was denied equal status to share the dais along with other dignitaries like Union minister of state for commerce and industry D Purandeswari, MP A H Vishwanath, legislators among others by the organisers. They claimed that he being a senior member of the board for the past several years, has every right to claim the VIP treatment.

According to the supporters of Abu Mohammed, it was deliberate ignorance by the organisers even after their leader sent a chit in English to the authorities concerned on the dais.

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