2 out of 13 stacks found too old in storage at Raghav warehouse
   Date :15-May-2024

stacks found too old in storage  
Staff Reporter
A massive scam amounting in crores of rupees in wheat procurement has come to light at Raghav warehouse in Chargavan. A team of administrative officers found substandard quality of wheat in surprise inspection of Raghav Warehouse, on Tuesday. The wheat stock was procured by Chargavan of Sukha Bharatpur Co-operative Society from so-called farmers. In prima facie of the investigation, team led by MLA, Bargi, Neeraj Singh and Tehsildar Ravindra Patel found that total 25,800 quintal wheat stock was procured from total 212 farmers and acceptance of around 20,000 quintal wheat procurement was released by procurement agency Markfed. The payment of Rs 4.56 crore was carried out against the total payment of Rs 6.19 crore.
During the surprise inspection, team found that the wheat stock in 2 out of total 13 stacks was too old and converted into powder due to pests which is non FAQ and it has been expected that the remaining wheat stacks may also be destroyed due to pests. Team found that Manager of Sukha Bharatpur Co-operative Society, Rakesh Nandesariya, Procurement Centre in-charge, Bhupendra Singh Patel, Warehouse Owner, Abhishek Dixit, Operator, Sranjal Jain, Surveyors Praveen Rajak and Shubham Sharma are directly involved in the scam.
Taking a serious note into the case, Collector and District Magistrate, Deepak Saxena has suspended the responsible officers include include Nodal Officer, Raghunath Kudauliya, Cooperator Inspector, JSO, Bhawna Tiwari and Kunjam Singh Rajput, Branch Manager of MPWCL, Priyanka Pathariya have been with the immediate effect. Collector, Saxena informed that further investigations are underway under the supervision of Additional District Magistrate, DSC and SDM and stern action will be taken against the persons involved in the scam.