Chandigarh, Jan 05: Under a well-coordinated action to curb irregularities, the special teams of the Haryana Chief Minister’s Flying Squad have conducted surprise raids on 554 places, registered 242 cases, and arrested 340 persons across the state in 2021.
Giving the information here today, the Haryana Police spokesperson informed that as a result of these raids, the total fine and cost of other items recovered have been found to be more than Rs 13.89 crore. These raids were conducted after receiving information about various irregularities committed by accused persons.
The raids were mainly focused to check the manufacturing of adulterated and spurious products including illicit liquor, busting of fake call centers and GST frauds, electricity theft, black marketing of domestic gas cylinders and oxygen cylinders, illegal mining, drug peddling, checking of overload vehicles, irregularities in issuing the driving license, and registration certificate etc.
Out of the total cases registered, 124 are under thorough investigation while the charge sheet in 118 FIRs has been submitted in the concerned courts.
It is worthwhile to mention that CMFS is a premier agency that is working under the overall supervision and control of ADG CID Sh. Alok Mittal.
The spokesperson further informed that the flying squad teams had raided 107 places to clamp down on the manufacturing of adulterated and spurious products and arrested 6 persons in this connection. These raids led to the recovery of fines and cost of goods to the tune of over 3.64 crores. Besides, samples have also been collected from factories/shops manufacturing various food items and sent for lab testing. Constant monitoring by the police teams led to a sharp decline in the sale of adulterated food items throughout last year.
In a drive to check illicit liquor, the flying squad teams arrested 114 persons by conducting 98 surprise raids which led to the recovery of over Rs 3.98 crore from the accused.
Similarly, a total of 623 inquiries were registered by the Chief Minister’s flying squad during last year, of which 501 have been disposed of. After inquiries by the flying squad, a total of 21 cases have been registered, which are under investigation in various districts.
In a complaint received in CID for discreet inquiry from the office of Lokayukta, SIT was constituted to look into the matter. After starting the said investigation by the SIT of the Chief Minister’s flying squad, 142 FIRs in connection with the VAT scam have been registered.