Rs 5 lakhs worth PDS rice seized
The City Crime Branch police have arrested one person and seized Rs five lakh worth rice meant for distribution under Public Distribution System (PDS) from a godown in the outskirts of the city.
Police said here today the accused was identified as Abdul Karim (23), a loader.
On a tip-off, the police team stopped a lorry in which rice was loaded and illegally transported. On Karim's information, the team raided a godown where about 439 bags of 50 kg of rice each were seized.
The lorry, government's rice bags, stitching machine and weighing machine were seized.
N R police have registered a case.
(Posted on 29-04-2014)