CM flying squad conducted 2,236 raids, recovered Rs. 13 crore as fine | India News

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CHANDIGARH: Chief minister (CM)flying squad has conducted a total of 2,236 raids/search operations throughout the year on various government departments/institutions and non-governmental entities during the year.
Under this, 454 cases were registered against those involved in food adulteration, 255 cases registered against those running illegal establishments, 321 cases of irregularities in various government departments, 187 cases of overloading/illegal mining, 108 cases of irregularities in government ration depots/mid-day meal stocks and black marketing, 53 cases of GST theft, 33 individuals involved in the trade of intoxicating substances, 30 illegal pubs/hookah bars, and 18 establishments were raided.
A government spokesperson said on Saturday that during these operations, a total of 727 cases were registered, leading to the arrest of 768 individuals, with penalties amounting to nearly Rs. 13 crore was collected.
In collaboration with the electricity department in Gurugram, CM flying squad exposed electricity theft in a crusher, resulting in a penalty of over Rs. 3 crore.
The CM flying squad extended to the health hazards caused by the sale of illegal foreign cigarettes or e- cigarettes. In Faridabad, a factory producing illegal foreign cigarettes without a license was raided, seizing approximately 10 lakh cigarettes valued at around Rs 2 crore. The spokesperson detailed that a similar crackdown occurred on units producing fake ration in Hisar and Fatehabad, leading to a significant increase in fines and license fees in the government treasury.
Additionally, actions were taken against corruption under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, with arrests made in cases related to bribery in obtaining RC permits and NOC certificates. Notably, raids were conducted in Rohtak RTA office, resulting in the arrest of officials and employees involved in corruption. Till now 6 brokers and 3 employees of the office have been arrested. During this, Assistant Secretary RTA was arrested and Rs. 2.90 lakh bribe was recovered from him.


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