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Excise staff face liquor scam probe

Published: 26th May 2013 01:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th May 2013 01:00 PM   |  A+A-

The state government has ordered a departmental inquiry into the charges framed against several officers of the excise and prohibition department for their alleged involvement in the liquor syndicate scam which rocked the state in January last year.

By individual GOs, the revenue department on Saturday gave notices to the officers, who ranged from the rank of superintendent to assistant superintendent and inspector, giving them 15 days’ time to reply to the article of charges made against them. The ACB recommended disciplinary action or prosecution against more than 1,000 government employees and listed their names in a 30-page report which it submitted to the High Court in November last year. They were from police, revenue, prohibition and excise departments.



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