Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly, Jagdish Mukhi, on Tuesday said he had written to Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna demanding a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the bogus ration card scam that has come to light in the Capital.

Prof. Mukhi said the bogus ration cards had been issued by the Delhi Government’s Food and Supplies Department and because of this an equal number of genuinely poor families had been deprived of their right to subsidised rations which had been finding their way into the black market. The scam, he charged, had taken place right under the nose of the Delhi Government as the rations were being sold in the open market due to collusion of department officials, fair price shop owners and other persons.

Recalling that in February this year he had led a delegation of BJP MLAs to the L-G and submitted a memorandum alleging large-scale corruption in the Food and Supplies Department, Prof. Mukhi charged that at that time he had pointed to corruption and mismanagement in preparation of APL cards. He charged that every fair price shop owner and kerosene shop owner maintains about 500 bogus cards.