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Obtaining BPL cards using false documents is crime: District In-charge Secretary

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Mangaluru, 17 Oct 2019 [Fik/News Sources]: A criminal cases under IPC Section 420 against the people who had availed of BPL ration cards by furnishing false details, informed District In-charge Secretary N Manjunath Prasad on Wednesday, October 16.

Addressing a review meeting organised at the Netravathy Hall of the Zilla Panchayat here Prasad said, “Many people in the district have Obtaining BPL ration cards by furnishing false documents. Is an unpardonable mistake.”

He further added, “The ineligible should surrender BPL cards to the Department of Food and Civil Supplies. Officials should identify the ineligible BPL card holders and file criminal cases against them for cheating the government.”

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh said that Rs 20 crore would be required to rehabilitate the garbage slide victims at Pacchanady and Mandara.

“The expert committee constituted by the state government has suggested ‘biomining’ to overcome the garbage issue at Pacchanady, which requires Rs 50 crore,” she added.

Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr R Selvamani, District Health Officer Dr Ramakrishna Rao, District Development Cell Project Director Santhosh Kumar were also present at the review meeting.

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