Telangana sheep distribution ‘scam’: Why BRS leaders on radar?

CAG had said it found that those involved in the scam had stated in records that they had taken 126 sheep in a single trip on a two wheeler.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 17, 2024 | 1:00 PMUpdatedJun 17, 2024 | 1:00 PM

A shepherd in Bhongir in conversation with South First on the sheet distribution scheme.

Enforcement Directorate’s recent letter to Telangana government about the sheep distribution scheme after 2015 exposes a scam worth over ₹700 crore. The scheme is about the government buying sheep from the market and distributing to poor people. Middlemen jack up invoices to make extra money. For instance, they show that 126 sheep transported in a single trip on a two-wheeler.

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