Official gets 5 years in jail for diverting PDS rice

Official gets 5 years in jail for diverting PDS rice

A CBI special court has convicted a former Assistant Grade-I officer of Food Corporation of India for misappropriation and causing loss to the government exchequer.

The convict is K S Srinivasaiah, who worked at food storage depot at Maddur in Mandya district.

While working as shed in charge of the depot, Srinivasaiah abused his official position and sent out 350 bags of grade-A raw rice worth Rs 4.81 lakh into the black market. He had tampered the entries in the office records and misappropriated the rice meant for public distribution system (PDS). A charge sheet was filed in September 2015.

The special court sentenced Srinivasaiah to undergo five years simple imprisonment and also slapped a fine of Rs two lakh.

 

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