Minister replies in RS: Probe against some IFFCO-Kribhco officials

The CBI is probing graft cases against Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) and the Krishak Bharati Cooperative Ltd (KRIBHCO) officials, Parliament was informed on Thursday, reports PTI.

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh told the Rajya Sabha, in a written reply, that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered four cases against officials of IFFCO and KRIBHCO since 2014.

“CBI has registered four cases, including three regular cases and one preliminary enquiry, against three officers and unknown officials of IFFCO and KRIBHCO,” he said, adding that chargesheets have been filed in the court in the two “regular” cases of 2014 and 2016.

The details of the probe were not available. Last year however, in a 20 year old IFFCO graft case special CBI judge has sentenced INLD leader and the then IFFCO Chairman Satbir Singh Kadian. IFFCO was not ‘wholly owned by cooperatives” at that time.

In the Yara-Kribhco scam which hogged media headlines in the past, cooperators were given clean chit with CBI booking former Finance Ministry Additional Secretary Jivtesh Singh Maini and his family members.

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