1 lakh sacks of FCI rice seized from a private godown in Kamrup. The Assam police claim to have uncovered a fraud involving the supply of government rice. By seizing one lakh bags of the cereal from a private godown in Kamrup district as the food item was being repackaged for sale.
Following a tip-off, the police and district administration mounted a combined operation to confiscate the sacks loaded with FCI rice. Which is from a private company’s godown at Chhaygoan Industrial Development Centre, Chhatabari under Boko police station.
According to top authorities, the discrepancies is discovering when locals in Nadia Par reported unusual movement of a vehicle loaded with sacks of grains.
A squad headed by Boko Police Officer-in-Charge Sanjeet Roy and Chhaygoan Circle Officer Jayanta Borah confiscated the vehicle and questioned the driver and handyman. Revealing serious irregularities in the private company’s godown.
Therefore, “From the godown, we seized one lakh bags of FCI rice, each weighing 50 kg. A private business was repackaging the material under their own brand and then transporting it to Meghalaya,” a top officer said.
Additionally, the crew confiscated 13 vehicles from the godown and the surrounding region. Which which used to deliver the food item, he said.
“Based on our early inquiry, we discovered that the business repackages rice and transfers it to Assam Rifles in Meghalaya. They also distribute it to other locations. A chain must exist, and several individuals, including authorities, are almost certain to be implicated in the scam,”. Assam authorities claimed.
The firm, named Maruti Quality Products Pvt Ltd (MQPPL) has a tie-up with a major global food corporation. And the investigation is going on, they said.
Deepak Agarwal, the owner of the MQPPL and its godown, has vanished. And the police and civil authorities are conducting a combined inquiry.