Counsel of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Anil Tuteja, accused in the infamous Public Distribution System (PDS) scam, demanded reinvestigation in the case, arguing that many pieces of evidence of the cases were sabotaged during a hearing on a writ petition filed by IAS Tuteja on Friday, December 3.
Advocate Avi Singh said many important pieces of evidence in connection to the cases were sabotaged. Hence the case needs a reinvestigation. In the next hearing, the State Government will respond to the argument of Advocate Avi Singh. After the response from the State Government, Tuteja will produce a rejoinder.
The alleged scam in Chhattisgarh PDS was estimated to be around Rs 36000 crores. In September, the Supreme Court had sought response from Chhattisgarh Government, Economic Offence Wing/Anti-Corruption Bureau and SIT in connection to a petition filed seeking shifting of scam case outside the state. The petition was filed by an employee of Chhattisgarh State Civil Supplies Corporation Girish Sharma, who alleged the Chhattisgarh Government of attempting to disrupt the case in the trial court.