EOW and ACB action regarding liquor scam
EOW and ACB action regarding liquor scam

Raipur. The ACB and EOW teams have once again taken a big action in the much-talked-about liquor scam of Chhattisgarh. A joint team of the two agencies raided the premises of 13 liquor traders in the state. The team has conducted simultaneous raids in Bilaspur, Raipur and Durg districts. Officials of both the agencies are investigating the matter. After the ED’s submission, the ACB and the EOW had registered an FIR in the liquor scam on January 17. According to the FIR, Rs 2161 crore has been embezzled.

According to the information received, the team has raided the premises of Bhatia Distillery at Sargaon in Bilaspur, Welcome Distillery in Kota, Kedia Distillery in Kumhari Durg, Anwar Dhebar, Vivek Dhand and Anil Tuteja in Raipur. The operation is currently underway.

Know who is the mastermind of liquor scam

Anil Tuteja, Arunpati Tripathi and Anwar Dhebar are said to be the masterminds of the liquor scam as it was through them that the syndicate was formed and the entire scam was executed. The rest of the IAS and other government officials and people involved in the FIR were acting as accomplices. A major part of the proceeds from the liquor scam went to these three.

Investments in the name of family members

According to the FIR, Anil Tuteja, Arunpati Tripathi and Anwar Dhebar invested the proceeds of the liquor scam in the names of their family members. Tuteja invested in the name of his son Yash Tuteja. At the same time, Tripathi created a firm named Ratanpriya Media Private Limited in the name of his wife Manjula Tripathi. At the same time, Dhebar invested money in the firm of his son and nephews.

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50 lakh to former minister Kavasi and secretary

In the FIR, former chief secretary Vivek Dhand has been accused of patronising liquor syndicates of Tuteja, Tripathi and Dhebar. For this, Dhand was also given money by the Syndicate. At the same time, the then excise minister Kawasi Lakhma was getting Rs 50 lakh per month, while departmental secretary IAS Niranjan Das was also getting Rs 50 lakh per month from the syndicate.

EOW and ACB action regarding liquor scam
EOW and ACB action regarding liquor scam

A case has been registered against them for smuggling liquor.

Anil Tuteja, Yash Tuteja, Vivek Dhand, Anwar Dhebar, former Excise Minister Kawasi Lakma, Arunpati Tripathi, IAS Niranjan Das, Excise Commissioner, Janardan Kaurav, Animesh Netam, Vijay Sen Sharma, Arvind Kumar Patle, Pramod Kumar Netam, Ramkrishna Mishra, Vikas Kumar Goswami, Iqbal Khan, Nitin Khanduja, Naveen Pratap Singh Tomar, Manjushree Kaser, Saurabh Bakshi, Dinkar Wasnik, Ashish Shrivastava, Ashok Kumar Singh, Mohit Kumar Jaiswal, Nitu Notani, Ravish Tiwari, Garib Pal Dari, Nohar Singh Thakur, Sonal Netam, Arvind Singh, Anurag Dwivedi, Amit Singh, Navneet Gupta, Pinky Singh, Vikas Agarwal alias Subbu, Trilok Singh Dhillon.

The accused have been identified as Nitesh Purohit, Yash Purohit, Abhishek Singh, Manish Mishra, Sanjay Kumar Mishra, Atul Kumar Singh, Mukesh Manchanda, Vijay Bhatia, Ashish Saurabh, Siddharth Singhania, Bachcha Raj Lohia, Amit Mittal, Uday Rao, Laxminarayan Bansal alias Pappu Bansal, Vidhu Gupta, Deepak Duari, Dipen Chavda, Umer Dhebar, Junaid Dhebar, Akhtar Dhebar, Ashok Singh, Sumit Mallo, Ravi Bajaj, unknown Congress functionaries, other excise officials, associates of Vikas Agarwal and others.

CG Liquor Scam: Major action of ACB and EOW in Chhattisgarh, raids at more than 12 places of liquor traders, 2 retired IAS; Action continues in Raipur-Bilaspur