The Financial Offences Wing (EOW) of the Crime Department arrested yet one more individual on the fees of misappropriating authorities subsidy to the tune of Rs 6 crore. The accused has been recognized as Lenin Choudhury, a resident of Pakelpada beneath Mahulpali Police limits in Sambalpur district.
Initially a case was registered in reference to the fraud at Bharatpur Police in Bhubaneswar on the idea of a criticism filed by Okay.G. Sree Charan, Director of Varushapriya Agrotech Pvt. Ltd, a Bangalore-based agency. The complainant had alleged that one Srinath Rana, who was earlier working as Regional Supervisor with the corporate, had misappropriated subsidy quantity of Rs 6 crore prolonged by the Odisha authorities by fraudulently utilizing the corporate’s login ID.
Throughout investigation, it was discovered that M/s Varushapriya Agrotech Pvt. Ltd, having its department workplace in Bhubaneswar, was coping with the provision of paddy transplanters to farmers throughout the nation and the agency additionally rendered its companies and provides to Odisha Authorities beneath numerous backed schemes with the intention to promote agriculture.
The EOW had earlier arrested Srinath Rana who was authorised to register the sale of machineries in Odisha and to facilitate subsidies to the beneficiaries/farmers by accessing the Odisha authorities’s (Agriculture Dept.) web site www.agrisnetodisha.ori.nic.in by utilizing the login id and the password meant completely for M/s Varushapriya Agrotech Pvt. Ltd. firm.
Rana, who was additionally the Proprietor of M/s Tarini Auto Company in Balasore, allegedly entered right into a felony conspiracy with the current accused Lenin Choudhury, the proprietor of M/s Khushi Agrotech, Gobindpur in Sambalpur and others to fraudulently uploaded the small print of greater than 500 paddy transplanters with pretend engine and chassis numbers of machineries (proven provided/ offered by their businesses).
They’d additionally uploaded the names and pictures of equal numbers of farmers/ beneficiaries overlaying 18 districts of Odisha, purportedly exhibiting subject/ provide of these transplanters to the farmers by DBT (Direct Profit Switch) portal of Agriculture Division of Odisha and managed to get launch of subsidy quantity to the tune of about Rs. 6 crores in favour of the farmers/ beneficiaries.
After the credit score of subsidy quantities in accounts of beneficiary farmers, the accused used to lure the beneficiary by giving them some token quantity and had been embezelling the whole subsidy quantity. The EOW investigation revealed that the price of every paddy transplanter ranged between from Rs. 2.33 lakhs to three lakhs (roughly) and, towards every equipment, the State authorities was releasing subsidy quantity starting from Rs. 93,320 to Rs. 1.50 lakhs.
“It has been ascertained that out of the above talked about 500 paddy transplanters, 131 transplanters had been proven to have been offered/ provided by M/s Khushi Agrotech. The proprietor Lenin Choudhury, together with Rana, had offered pretend engine and chassis numbers of 131 transplanters proven issued in favour of 131 beneficiaries/ farmers of Sambalpur and Jharsuguda District. The entire misappropriation quantities to Rs. 6 crores,” EOW stated in a launch.