CIAA starts probing inedible sugar scam
Bara, June 10
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has began investigating suspected fraud linked to an enormous consignment of inedible sugar introduced from India.
On March 8, three truck-loads of sugar had entered Nepal from India.
After the consignment was deemed unsuitable for consumption by the Food Import Export Quality Verification Office at Jaleshwor, the vehicles carrying 72 tonnes of sugar have been saved on the Revenue Investigation Office in Pathalaiya.
The incident drew the eye of the anti-graft physique after the Babarmahal-based Food Quality and Control Department in Kathmandu okayed the consignment deemed by its personal subordinate workplace as inedible and never match for consumption three months in the past.
The correspondence from the FQCD’s workplace in Babarmahal identitying the consignment as match for consumption had additionally given rise to protest from customers.
Shibaraj Regmi of the CIAA regional workplace in Hetauda confirmed that investigation was beneath manner relating to the seized sugar consignment.
“On our half, we on the workplace have began investigation by procuring associated paperwork. An identical investigation can also be in progress at our Bardibas-based workplace,” Regmi stated.
According to sources at Pathalaiya Revenue Investigation Office, of the full 1,440 baggage of sugar that had entered the nation, it could actually clearly be seen that 298 have the unique consumption date tampered with and overwritten.
“The National Human Rights Commission has written to all stakeholders associated to the sugar scandal. Now I’ve heard merchants concerned in importing the substandard sugar are spreading the hearsay that the letter was solid, which is nonsense,” stated Consumer Forum Nepal’s vice-chairperson Ajaya Adhikari.
“Apparently, some unscrupulous merchants, hand-in-gloves with customs employees, try to make big cash by passing off inedible foodstuff as match for consumption. What’s worse is even the federal government company is concerned on this filthy rip-off, placing individuals’s well being in danger,” he stated.
A model of this text seems in e-paper on June 11, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.