cases registered against 26 more persons in Niphad sugar mill scam

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Nashik, Sep 18 (UNI) Cases have been registered against 26 members of the Niphad Co-operative Sugar Factory directors board for their alleged involvement in a Rs 10 crore sugar scam.

According to the sources, orders had been given by the Sugar Commissioner to register cases against these directors two months ago for alleged sale of sugar during 2003-04. But, there was a delay in registering the cases.

As many as 91 cheques were given by a trader, Paresh Thakkar, amounting to a total of Rs 10.15 crore. However, the cheques could not be encashed.

On Sunday, the Shetkari Sanghatana registered complaints against these directors following which cases were registered against them under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

There are a total of 38 persons accused in the case as of today.

Earlier, cases had been registered against 12 persons of whom ten are lodged in the Nashik Central Jail while two others, including the then executive director of the factory L D Chavan, are absconding.

UNI

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