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CHENNAI: Thirty persons have been chargesheeted by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) in a case relating to alleged irregularities in sale of silk items by Khadi Kraft at Kuralagam here, causing a loss of about Rs. 10 crores to the Tamil Nadu Khadi and Village Industries Board (TNKVIB).
The alleged irregularities took place from 1991-1992 to 1999-2000. The then Superintendent S. Srinivasan and 29 others, including six women, have been cited as accused in the charge sheet, which was filed by the DVAC's City Unit. One person has been cited as approver.
The accused were present in the court on Tuesday when it came up before the VII Additional Sessions Judge.
The charge sheet has been filed for offences under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 409 (criminal breach of trust by a public servant or by a banker, merchant or agent), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 465 (punishment for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will etc.), 471 (using as genuine a forged document), 204 (destruction of document to prevent its production as evidence), 218 (public servant framing incorrect record or writing with intent to save a person from punishment or property from forfeiture), 477-A (falsification of accounts) and 109 (punishment of abetment) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 13(2) read with 13(1)(c) and (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
A total of 630 persons have been listed as witnesses.
The charge sheet says the first accused, along with co-workers of K-6 counter in the outlet, officials of Khadi Kraft, TNKVIB and Audit department entered into a conspiracy and committed irregularities in sale of entrusted silk items and misappropriating funds through bogus vouchers and marking false entries in register, thereby obtaining pecuniary advantage for themselves.
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