FROM A CORRESPONDENT
BOKAKHAT, October 15: The Numaligarh Refinery authority has termited two of its officers - Pankaj Bodo and Diganta Haloi - from service for alleged involvement in scraps scandal of the refinery which was brought to light by a group of local jourlists last year.
A few officers and employees of the Marketing Department of NRL allegedly sold some usable materials as scraps to STULEX, a multitiol company at crores of rupees.
The Numaligarh police registered a case No-197/14 on the allegation of the jourlists and started investigation. Though in the beginning the NRL authority denied the allegation , after investigation the allegation was proved to be true. It was found that on March 15, 2014, three trucks of STULEX bearing No-WP-23C-1955 , WB-41-1134 and WB-25-9955 were loaded at first in the store yard and then at scraps yard so that usable materials could be covered with scraps. The trucks were caught red-handed by the local jourlists. The dismissed employees Pankaj Bodo and Diganta Haloi were in charge of sending the trucks to Kolkota.
The scraps scandal was proved in magistrate enquiry also. But the NRL authority delayed taking action against the accused officers for unknown reasons. The local jourlists alleged that the Golaghat Police administration had been trying to protect the senior officers involved in this scraps scandal.