Gulbarga: Gulbarga Regional Commissioner Harsha Gupta, who is also Principal Secretary to Food and Civil Supplies Department, has brushed aside allegations that a scam worth `2,000 crore was unearthed in Food and Civil Supplies Department.
As the Uttar Pradesh government asked for a CBI inquiry into the suspicious death of Commissioner of Food and Civil Service Department of Karnataka, Anurag Tewari, who, the family alleges, was murdered as he had unearthed the scam, Gupta questioned existence of the scam.
Gupta said any committed IAS officer would not work in such a haphazard manner. Tewari was a committed officer and had a good rapport with Gupta. He had not unearthed any scams as there are no scams at all, Gupta added.
About the allegations that there was a scam in the purchase of rice for Anna Bhagya scheme from Chattisgarh, he said rice was purchased from Chattisgarh government in 2013-14 as per norms, after the approval of Karnataka Cabinet.
After 2013-14, rice was not purchased from any state as Karnataka procured it from the Union government at a subsidized rate.