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West Bengal : ED summons 4 IAS officers in Metro Dairy Divestment case

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WB Gov has not confirmed the summon

Kolkata : The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has summoned four bureaucrats of West Bengal Government in connection with the ‘Metro Dairy Divestment’ case.  Report said that the ED has sought written replies from them. They may also visit the ED office if they wished to.

The letter has named Harfi Krishna Dwivedi, West Bengal Finance Secretary. The others include Bhagawati Prasad Gopalika, Animal Resource Development Secretary; Rajeev Kumar ,Renewable Energy Secretary and Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Tribal Development Secretary. However, the state government has not confirmed the summon. (Source report)

The 2017 Metro Dairy divestment case came into public light after Adhir Ranjan Choudhury, Congress MP from Berhampore Loksabha constituency , filed a ‘Public Interest Litigation (PIL)’ in the Calcutta High Court in 2018, accusing the West Bengal government of undervaluing the Metro Dairy shares for ‘political and financial kickback’ . ED has launched its probe almost immediately as per the court order.

Meanwhile, In August 2017, the West Bengal Cabinet had approved the stake sale of 47 per cent to Keventer group at a consideration of Rs. 84.5 crore. (PTI report)

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