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Man proves fraud, gets ration card in name of CM

Sep 18, 2008 05:15 PM IST India India
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Pune: A man in Pune has got a ration card issued in the name of Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. He says he was only trying to expose corruption in the state rationing department.

Sanjay Dhotadmal who claims to have paid the rationing office in Pune's Nigdi area paid rs 2,000 to make the card.

"They asked me for money and I gave it to them, they asked me for the name and immediately within half an hour they got me the card,” says Sanjay Dhotadmal.

Sanjay had actually visited the office to get a copy of his original ration card which was in a poor condition. But when he was asked to pay up for it, he decided to expose the officials.

"I wanted to test how sincere the officers were, so I gave Chief Ministers name,” says Sanjay.

"Here something has gone wrong, because we have checked up with the card that has been issued, there has been exploitation of system, money has been paid therefore we have put two people under suspension," says, Divisional Commissioner, Pune Division, Nitin Kareer

After the incident came to light the assistant zonal officer, AN More was suspended and a probe has been ordered.

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