Black marketing of Govt rice foiled; huge quantity of illegally procured PDS rice seized

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SRINAGAR: Bandipora Police on Thursday foiled a black marketing bid of Government rice by seizing a huge quantity of illegally procured government rice. Bandipora Police received information that a person namely Muzaffar Ahmad Wani son of Mohammad Sayed Wani resident of Nadihal has illegally procured government rice and is repacking it into Apple-brand rice bags, for selling them in open market. On receipt of this information, a police party from Police Station Aragam led by SHO Police Station Aragam under supervision of SSP Bandipora Mohammad Zahid raided location at Nadihal and recovered 26 Quintals of government rice. Officers were also able to recover a stitching machine, weighing machine and some empty packing bags from the spot. However, accused person managed to flee from spot and efforts are on to nab him. In this regard, a case vide FIR No 12/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Argam. During preliminary investigation, it was surfaced that some FCSCA controlled fair price shop owners were illegally selling Govt rice to accused, who used to repack it into Apple Brand rice bags for further sale in market. Further investigation into the case is going on.