Crores of money had siphoned from the PM Kisan beneficiary fund. Over five lacs fake entries had founded on the PM Kisan beneficiary fund. Yes, in Tamil Nadu money worth of 110 crores had swindled from the Kisan fund. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had assured the people that he will take a strong action against the fraudsters. And DMK had ordered a CBI probe into the Kisan scam.
What Do We Know About The Scam?
Addressing the scam, the Agricultural Secretary said that the 18 people had arrested for the connection with the fraud. And three assistant directors of the said department had suspended. Action also had registered against the 34 and 80 had dismissed from the post.
According to the agricultural secretary, the main district of the scam across the Tamil Nadu is Villupuram. Kallakurichi is also one of the main spots for the scam. Although the investigation is conducted throughout many District of Tamil Nadu. CB-CID teams are conducting the investigation in Cuddalore, Salem, and Tiruvannamalai district. And according to the ongoing investigation, the fraudster used the login and password of the one officer and uploaded the fake entries in the portal. And collected 6000 for each entry and there are a total of five lacs fake entries.
When Did The Scam Started?
According to the investigation officers, the scam under the PM Kisan fund had started in during the lockdown period. Yes, most of the fake entries in the Kisan fund were made during June. It had the time when farmers got the online option to file the entries and get the benefits of the Kisan Fund. But, the fraudsters used the opportunity to carry out the scam and swindled 110 crores from the Kisan Fund.
CM of the Tamil Nadu had promised a harsh action against those who take the money of their farmers.