KOCHI: The CBI anti-corruption unit here on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at various Food Corporation of India (FCI) depots and residential premises of an FCI manager and assistant manager as part of the probe into the diversion of foodgrain to the black market.Besides FCI depots at Kozhikode, Wayanad and Palakkad, residences of the two officers at Wayanad were inspected in the raids led by Emmanuel Angel and DSP P A Abdul Aseez from Kochi.
A case was registered against manager Ramakrishnan and assistant manager at FCI depot, Meenangandi, Wayanad Gireesan P, CBI officers said. The FIR has been registered before the CBI Court here. The accused were charged under Section 120 (B), 420 and 409 IPC along with Section 13(2) and 13(1)(c) and (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act. “Following a complaint, we conducted a preliminary inquiry against the two officers and registered a case last week.
As part of the probe, we conducted the raids and have obtained crucial documents. The two officers will be interrogated in the coming days,” a CBI officer said.The probe agency found the accused persons had allegedly misappropriated FCI stocksfor pecuniary gain between April and June this year.