Uttarakhand CM orders inquiry into flood scam

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Dehradun | Published: June 1, 2015 8:55:48 PM

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said that he has ordered an inquiry into the flood relief scam, adding that strict action would be initiated against those responsible.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said that he has ordered an inquiry into the flood relief scam, adding that strict action would be initiated against those responsible.

“I have already ordered an inquiry. Whoever is held responsible will be punished,” Rawat said.

According to reports, during the 2013 disaster in Uttarakhand, when lakhs of people went hungry, officials of the state government were busy utilizing the Rs. 7000 per day allowance given to them for supervising relief efforts.

When the state was struggling for two meals in a day, the officials had a normal day diet of mutton chops, chicken, milk and cottage cheese.

An RTI reply has revealed a scam in the allowance claims made by the officials involved in the rescue and relief works.

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