Bhubaneswar: In a major anti-graft drive in the State capital Bhubaneswar, the Vigilance department sleuths raided the godowns and offices of Odisha State Co-operative Marketing Federation Limited (MARKFED) situated at Kalpana Square in Bhubaneswar and at Jaleswar in Balasore district over alleged irregularities and excessive stock.
A four-member vigilance team barged into the Markfed godown located at Kalpana square in the capital city and found discrepancies in the registers when the stock and sale details were scrutinized by them.
They acted after a case was registered by the Markfed Managing Director against the former Godown Manager Manoj Pandey at Laxmi Sagar Police Station for storing goods exceeding the capacity of the godown.
According to the sources, the godown was stocking 648 metric tonnes of fertilizer though it was entitled to store only 250 metric tonnes which was not possible without the aid of senior officials.
Raids were also conducted at Regulated Market Committee (RMC) godowns at Attabira and Sambalpur.