No rip-off, says Dushyant as Vij backs VB probe

Chandigarh, August 27

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij at present mentioned the Vigilance Bureau would probe the alleged liquor rip-off in the course of the lockdown whilst Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala denied any such rip-off, saying the state had collected an extra Rs 263-crore income within the first quarter.

Dushyant, who holds Excise portfolio, mentioned the elevated income got here within the type of allow and retail licence payment and extra excise obligation. Vij and Dushyant addressed separate press conferences right here. The Home Minister, who has ordered a Vigilance probe after a particular enquiry workforce (SET) submitted its report on July 31, mentioned, “An explanation has been sought from Excise and Taxation Commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi while the Home Department has been asked to take action against former Sonepat SP Pratiksha Godara, who has since been repatriated to her parent cadre.”

Dushyant claimed it was for first time this yr that the federal government had collected an extra excise obligation of greater than Rs 27 crore within the first quarter. “This is 2,700 times more than that in the first quarter last year,” he mentioned. — TNS

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