EoW seeks permission of investigation against former CS Ajay Singh

Case of charges of corruption in crop insurance
Complaint against the then Agriculture Director Krudutt

Raipur, May 01:
State Economic offence Wing (EoW) has received complaint against former Chief Secretary Ajay Singh and the then Director Agriculture Pratap Krudutt.
Following this complaint EoW has sought permission from the State Government to carry out probe against them. It was informed that in primary investigation prima- facie allegation was found true. Official sources of EoW have confirmed it.
It is allegedly said that both the officials have been involved in discrepancies, and hobnobbing with private Insurance company both the officials allegedly misappropriated funds from Treasury and from tender procedures. In this case Insurance companies have charged exorbitantly high premium from farmers, for more volume of crop then from what the farmers have actually sown in their respective field.
Sources of EoW informed that being the senior IAS officer seeking permission from state government before carrying out probe against former CS Ajay Singh is mandatory. After seeking permission further action will be taken. Currently Ajay Singh is working as Chairman of Chhattisgarh Revenue Board.
What is complaint
It was informed that Ramashankar Gupta who is a resident of Manendragarh , District Korea has lodged complaint against the than Agriculture Production Commissioners Ajay Singh and Agriculture Director Pratap Krudutt under the article of 17 (A) of ‘Anti-Corruption Act’ and made demand to investigate the matter. Complainant Gupta has said in written complaint that both the aforementioned officials made hobnobbing with state-level crop insurance coordination committee and Bajaj Allianze like private insurance company and allegedly misappropriated funds of treasury and in tender procedures.
Complainants have said that these officials have allegedly withdrawn extra premium from the farmers‘ account on pretext of doing insurance for more crop volume than actually they have sown in the field, have allegedly done hobnobbing with managers of Bank and Cooperative societies. It was stated in complaint the role of these two officials are said to be dubious.

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