The matter was brought to the notice of the authorities concerned and three employees - Sukhpreet Singh, Kotkapura Markfed branch incharge; Sadhu Singh and Gurdeep Singh, salesmen with the agency were suspended on September 6.
Five security personnel of a private firm deployed at the godown, including security incharge, former captain Gurjant Singh has been booked.
The eight employees have been booked under Sections 408/420/465/467/468/471 and 120 B of the Indian Penal Code.
Investigating officer Devinder Singh, SHO, Sadar Kotkapura, said that investigations had been ordered into the incident.
Markfed district manager Vinod Kumar said that a police probe had been launched and the agency was determined to get to the bottom of the matter.