Five thousand bags of fertilizers missing from the government warehouse of Uttar Pradesh: the case against two including assistant Bhandar Nayak

Five thousand bags of fertilizers missing from the government warehouse of Uttar Pradesh: the case against two including assistant Bhandar Nayak

In the Balrampur district, the case of the disappearance of five thousand bags of DAP fertilizer from the government godown has come to light. In this case, a case has been registered against two officers including assistant Bhandar Nayak. District Manager of Uttar Pradesh Cooperative Federation Limited (UPPCF) Manik Singh said on Sunday that after receiving some complaints, the godown was inspected, then 2624 bags of normal DAP fertilizer, 400 bags of Single Super Phosphate, 1638 bags of pre-positioning fertilizer were found in the godown. A total of 5015 bags of fertilizers including 353 bags of sacks and pre-positioning fertilizers were found missing.

The total original cost of this fertilizer is around Rs 61 lakh. He told that the information about this rigging of fertilizers was given to the high officials of the department including the District Magistrate. According to him, while taking action on this, on the instructions of the District Magistrate, a case has been registered by the District Agriculture Officer against Assistant Store Nayak Virendra Prasad Katheria and Assistant Store In-charge Manoj Kumar Verma for embezzlement of government money and sections of the Essential Commodities Act. Additional Superintendent of Police Namrata Srivastava said that after the registration of the case, both the accused have gone missing and their search is on.