• CBI files case against Gehlot’s brother, 14 others in fertilizer scam, conducts raids

    17 June

The CBI has registered a corruption case against Agrasen Gehlot and 14 others related to the alleged diversion of subsidized fertilizers meant for farmers in 2007-09.

It is alleged that the accused conspired with each other along with government and Indian Potash Ltd. officials to export 24,003 MT (metric tonne) of Muriate of Potash, meant for distribution among farmers at a subsidized rates, to South East Asian countries, Saudi Arabia and other markets in the guise of industrial salt in violation of restrictions placed on its exports by the central government in 2007-09 causing a loss of Rs. 52.8 crores to the government.