DC OR­DERS FIR AGAINST CHIEF OF SEC-26 MKT COM­MIT­TEE

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CHANDIGARH: Deputy com­mis­sioner Mo­hammed Shayin has or­dered reg­is­tra­tion of FIR against Di­nesh Ku­mar Ma­ha­jan, chair­man of Sec­tor 26, mar­ket com­mit­tee for al­legedly evad­ing mar­ket fee.

The eva­sion came to light when the sec­re­tary, State Agri­cul­tural Mar­ket­ing Board, con­sti­tuted an in­spec­tion com­mit­tee and checked the sale of agri­cul­ture pro­duce in the mandi.

A sur­prise check was con­ducted at Ma­ha­jan Fruit, SCF 24, Sec­tor 26, Chandigarh. The in­spec­tion team seized the record of above said firm, which is owned by Di­nesh Ku­mar Ma­ha­jan, chair­man of the mar­ket com­mit­tee.

Af­ter the scru­tiny of the record of cur­rent fi­nan­cial year, it has been found that the firm has evaded mar­ket fee to the tune of Rs 25, 59,228.

The firm has vi­o­lated the pro­vi­sions of Pun­jab Agri­cul­tural Mar­ket Act, 1961, Rules and Bye Laws. The mar­ket­ing board will ini­ti­ate strict ac­tion against the li­cense hold­ers of the firm.

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