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Action on politicians of Liquor syndicate scam

Action on politicians of Liquor syndicate scam
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The Cabinet sub-committee on corruption reviewed revenue and excise preliminary report submitted by government departments said that the much-publicized liquor syndicate scam which took place during the previous Congress regime in undivided Andhra Pradesh cost the exchequer Rs 1,300 crore but did not suggest any solutions to get it back.

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The Cabinet sub-committee on corruption reviewed revenue and excise preliminary report submitted by government departments said that the much-publicized liquor syndicate scam which took place during the previous Congress regime in undivided Andhra Pradesh cost the exchequer Rs 1,300 crore but did not suggest any solutions to get it back.


The ruling Telugu Desam government is keen on taking action against political leaders involved in the scam as nearly 130 officials have been found guilty by the government and action has been taken on them already. The sub-committee asked officials to find evidence of involvement of political leaders. The committee wants to discuss the issue with former Anti-Corruption Bureau officials — Bhoopathi Babu (retired), and K. Srinivasa Reddy, who played a key role in submitting the report to the High Court.


Yanamala Ramakrishnudu in a recent meeting said, since action was taken only against officials, there is a social uproar on why the political leaders were spared. Officials said liquor traders had formed a syndicate and illegally imported liquor from other states which they sold at higher prices and did not pay the amount to the government causing a loss of taxes of Rs 1,300 crore.

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