Jamshedpur, May 13: A three-member team of the Anti Corruption Bureau ((ACB) started an investigation into the much-talked-about T-shirt and toffee scam on Friday.
The team visited several places, including Sidhgora locality of the city, and talked to several people suspected to be involved in the scam.
According to sources, the team visited Lalla Enterprises on Sidhgora main road, the firm which had supplied toffees
According to the sources, the team talked to Kamlesh Agrawal, owner of Lalla Enterprises, and had demanded the papers related supply of the toffees.
It was learned that Kamlesh pointed out to the ACB team that he had got the order for supplying the confectionery item having obtained it with the help and courtesy of Pavan Agrawal, the then MLA-representative of the former chief minister Raghubar Das.
According to the sources, the visiting team had also talked to some key functionaries of Surya Temple located in Sidhgora.
The sources said the team now will continue the probe here in the steel city during the next few days during which it would talk to several people, including some politicians.
SP (ABC), K Ravi Shankar who looks after the Jamshedpur region expressed his unawareness about any probe by an ACB related to the T-shirt and toffee scam.
Notably, the irregularities came to the fore when in June 2021, MLA Saryu Roy had written a letter to Chief Minister Hemant Soren demanding a CBI or ACB probe into the matter of toffee and T-shirt scam. He alleged that the toffee, T-shirt, song-music, decoration scam in 2016-17 was more serious than the Meinhardt scam. He informed that all the central characters of this scam are related to Jamshedpur.