Raxil Case: Chandigarh Court seeks status report from police

The case pertains to alleged irregularities that were committed by the officers of Agriculture department of Haryana for purchasing the fungicide Raxil 2% DS to treat karnal bunt disease on wheat crop.

Written by Hina Rohtaki | Chandigarh | Published:September 7, 2016 5:12 am

In the case pertaining to alleged multicrore scandal involving purchase of a fungicide Raxil by Haryana government during Congress regime, the court of Judicial Magistrate Nisha, Tuesday sought a status report from Chandigarh Police on a complaint filed by a Panchkula resident Ravinder Kumar.

The complainant, Ravinder Kumar had lodged a complaint with Chandigarh Police on July 30 last year alleging that Haryana Advocate General Baldev Raj Mahajan and Additional Advocate General Amar Vivek forged and fabricated the official record by preparing a back dated letter in order to withdraw the inquiry of the alleged scam from Central Vigilance Commission so that it could be sent to CBI for the direct registration of FIR. However, the Chandigarh Police had not acted on it till date.

Thus, the complainant moved Chandigarh court seeking directions for the police to register a case on his complaint and take legal action. The case came up for hearing today and the court sought status report from Chandigarh police on Ravinder’s complaint.

The case pertains to alleged irregularities that were committed by the officers of Agriculture department of Haryana for purchasing the fungicide Raxil 2% DS to treat karnal bunt disease on wheat crop. The case was highlighted in 2013 by the then Managing Director, Haryana Seeds Development Corporation (HSDC), Ashok Khemka. Ravinder Kumar is the same person who had filed several complaints in various courts against Khemka in the past.

Haryana government had initially referred the case’s probe to CVC. However, later they withdrew it and then sent the case to CBI for thorough investigation. Based on state government’s recommendation, the union government asked CBI to register a case in the alleged scam and probe.

The investigation in the case was yet on.