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One lakh bags of FCI rice seized from private godown in Assam s Kamrup district

One lakh bags of FCI rice seized from private godown in Assam s Kamrup district
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Rangia (Assam), Jun 13 (PTI) The Assam police has

claimed to have busted a scam involving supply of government

rice by seizing one lakh bags of the cereal, belonging to the

Food Corporation of India''s Meghalaya unit, from a private

godown in Kamrup district while the food item was being

repackaged for selling.

Following a tip-off, a joint operation conducted by the

police and district administration seized the bags, stuffed

with FCI rice from the godown of a private company in

Chhaygoan Industrial Development Centre, Chhatabari under Boko

police station recently.

According to senior officials, the irregularities came

to light after villagers of Nadiar Par noticed suspicious

movement of a truck laden with bags of rice and informed the

police.

A team comprising Boko Police Officer-in-Charge Sanjeet

Roy and Chhaygoan Circle Officer Jayanta Borah seized the

truck and interrogated the driver and handyman, which led them

to unravel the massive irregularities taking place at the

godown of the private company.

"We seized one lakh bags of FCI rice, each weighing 50

kgs, from the godown. The private company was repackaging the

commodity in their own brand and then sending it to

Meghalaya," a senior official said.

The team also seized 13 trucks, from the godown and the

local area ,which were used for transporting the food item, he

added.

"From our preliminary investigation, we found that the

company sends rice to Assam Rifles in Meghalaya after

repackaging. They send it to other places too. A chain must be

in existence and many people, including officials, are likely

to be involved in the scam," officials in Assam said.

It was found that the company, identified as Maruti

Quality Products Pvt Ltd (MQPPL), has a tie-up with a leading

multinational food giant and their roles are being probed,

they added.

The MQPPL and its godown are owned by one Deepak Agarwal,

who is absconding, and a joint investigation is being

conducted by the police and the civil administrations. PTI COR

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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