2 Sikkim Nationalised Transport Officials Arrested for 50 Thousand Litres Fuel Fraud
Two SNT officers and three others arrested for misappropriation in HSD from GBO Pump.
Names are Rinchen Bhutia then Asst Suptd. Transport (Operation) now Joint Gen Manager SNT Div, Karma Zangpo Bhutia then SNT GBO Pump Incharge.
Both accused along with three others sought police remand till 22 Oct says Vigilance Release.
Reason :- Anomalies in records between Indian Oil Corp IOCL and SNT GBO Pump. Investigation surfaced 51,646 Lts HSD shortage.
Vigilance doubts more officers involvement in the misappropriation.
"How could such anomalies be overlooked (go unnoticed) that too GBO pump being located at vicinity of SNT HQ Gangtok at just a stone throw away distance under senior officers of SNT, Vigilance questions.
Vigilance also suspects revenue leakages (Corrupt Practices) at Rangpo and Melli check posts by transport officers under the nose of Sr. SNT officers.