Anna Hazare wrote a letter to Shah, demanding investigation into the scam in the sale of Maharashtra Cooperative Sugar Mill

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Pune, Jan 24 (PTI) Social activist Anna Hazare, in a letter to Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah, has alleged a “scam” of Rs 25,000 crore by selling cooperative sugar mills of Maharashtra at “one quarter price”. The matter has been demanded to be investigated by a retired judge of the Supreme Court.

In a letter to Shah, Hazare requested that a high-powered committee, headed by a retired Supreme Court judge, be constituted to probe the alleged scam.

Hazare wrote, “We in connivance with politicians have been protesting since 2009 against selling of sugar mills at throwaway prices and irregularities in cooperative financial institutions. In the year 2017 we lodged a complaint in Mumbai and a DIG level officer was appointed to investigate the complaint.

He said that after two years, the closure report of the case was put in which it was said that no irregularities were found.

The veteran anti-corruption activist questioned, “If the Maharashtra government does not take action against the Rs 25,000 crore scam, then who will?”

He said that the Center has created the Ministry of Cooperation for the welfare of the farmers and for the betterment of the cooperative sector.

“We think it will be a good example if the Centre, sets up a high-level committee to probe the sale of sugar mills in Maharashtra,” Hazare said.

Hazare, however, did not mention the name of any cooperative china mill in his letter.

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