A four-member flying squad, appointed by Markfed MD Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, reached the Bhambri store of the Markfed on Wednesday to investigate the matter of illegal transfer of 1,000 wheat bags on April 8.
The Khamano police had stopped a truck (PB23K9771) near the Khamano police station and found that the truck driver was taking 500 bags of wheat without any order or permission from the department. When Markfed inspector Kiranpal was asked by the squad to produce documents of the transfer of wheat, he failed to do so. Both the inspector and the driver were then nabbed.
“The driver and the inspector were in police remand from April 8 and have now been sent to judicial custody,” said Palwinder Singh, station house officer (SHO) of Khamano on Wednesday. The accused were booked under sections 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public servant), 420 (Cheating), 120B ( Punishment of criminal conspiracy).
Singh said that 500 bags were in the truck and they were planning to shift 500 more bags from the strore. However, the police could not find out what the accused had planned to do with the bags. “They were held for illegal transfer of bags and the special team came from Chandigarh today,” said Surjit Singh Tohra, district manager (DM) of the Markfed. “The squad will prepare a report on the basis their investigation in the Bhambri store and police investigation,” said Tohra about the flying squad’s visit.