CBI unearths scam in purchase of uranium extraction filters

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Kochi, Nov 21 (UNI) The CBI has unearthed a scam in the purchase of uranium extraction filters for Rs 50 lakh by some senior officials of the public sector Indian Rare Earths (IRE) Ltd here, the investigating agency officials said.

The CBI, which conducted raids on the official and residential premises of the IRE officials -- two general managers, two deputy general managers and one manager -- at Kalmaserry here yestereday, had seized several ''incriminating documents,'' the officials told UNI today.

They said the CBI conducted the raids here and in the offices of the private supplier, Mecon Engineering in Bangalore, yesterday after registering a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The documents were being scrutinised and follow-up action will be initiated. However, no arrests had been made so far, the officials said.

The alleged scam pertained to the purchase of 'ANF filters' during 2005-06.


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