HC issues notice to govt on dal scam

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Cuttack, Feb 11 (PTI) Orissa High Court today directedthe Orissa government to file a status report within 10 dayson the ongoing vigilance enquiry into the allegedirregularities in supply of pulses (dal) for school childrenand expectant and nursing mothers under various schemes.

��������Adjudicating over a PIL filed by a city-based lawyer,a division bench of Chief Justice V Gopala Gowda and JusticeB N Mohapatra also asked the government advocate to obtaingovernment instructions in securing all the relevant recordspertaining to the dal scam.

During hearing of the case, when the petitioner saidthe vigilance has not yet registered any FIR in the matter,the bench told him to delete the prayer for CBI enquiry intothe scam so as to issue notice to the government seekingstatus report on vigilance probe.

Lawyer and social activist Dilip Mohapatra last weekfiled the PIL seeking CBI probe into the scam.

Mohapatra had earlier filed a petition to vigilancedirector seeking a thorough probe into supply of inferior dalto beneficiaries of welfare schemes. But when no action wastaken on his petition, he moved the High Court through a PIL.

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