Two brothers held for misappropriating farm equipment subsidy

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch arrested two brothers for misappropriating a authorities subsidy value Rs. 6.81 crore was designed to offer agricultural gear to farmers within the state.

Manas Ranjan Dash, the director of Sheetal Agro Inputs Private Limited, and Tapas Kumar Dash, the proprietor of Mishita Enterprises, misappropriated authorities subsidies meant for farmers/beneficiaries by manufacturing and using solid papers and e-mail IDs.

Sheetal Agro maintains an workplace in Purohitpur, Jagatsinghpur district, and is registered with the Odisha Department of Agriculture underneath the direct profit switch (DBT) system as a producer of apparatus reminiscent of transplanter machines, in keeping with an EOW investigation.

During the fiscal years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, director Manas of Sheetal Agro, in collaboration with eight sellers, together with Mishita, posted a number of false paperwork and data concerning the purported provide/sale of 504 transplanters to farmers in 19 districts reminiscent of Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Balasore, Khurda, Kalahandi, and Sambalpur.

EOW officers found that, of the whole transplanter machines acknowledged to have been supplied by Sheetal Agro, 337 had been offered by its reseller Mishita between 2018 and 2020.

Manas and Tapas, the accused brothers, bought the subsidy quantity by submitting pretend invoices, particulars, and a novel transaction reference to the DBT web site. Sheetal Agro claims that its sellers didn’t make or distribute transplanter gear. After the subsidy was credited to the beneficiaries’/farmers’ accounts, Manas, Tapas, and different sellers used to influence them to withdraw your complete quantity. They took the vast majority of the money subsidies from the beneficiaries in trade for a bit.

Officers from the company recovered a number of incriminating papers, together with farmer/beneficiary data, pretend invoices, cash receipts, and a tough disc holding information posted to the DBT web site. EOW officers found the rip-off whereas inspecting an analogous case that had been filed the earlier 12 months.

“On April 2, a case was filed in this regard, and the accused brothers were detained on Wednesday.” “On Thursday, they were presented in court in Jagatsinghpur,” stated EOW DIG Jai Narayan Pankaj.


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