Punjab: Three booked for illegally stocking paddy at Kapurthala mill

Three people, including a rice sheller owner, were booked for allegedly illegally stocking over 5,000 quintals of paddy brought from other states in Kapurthala, Punjab
Paddy brought from other states was stored at a rice mill in Kapurthala, Punjab. (Representative image)
Paddy brought from other states was stored at a rice mill in Kapurthala, Punjab. (Representative image)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 11:57 PM IST
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By HT Correspondents, Jalandhar

Three people, including a rice sheller owner, were booked for allegedly illegally stocking over 5,000 quintals of paddy brought from other states in Kapurthala on Friday evening.

The accused have been identified as Devki Nandan Aggarwal, Sameer Aggarwal and Krishan Kumar, all belonging to Kapurthala.

During a raid at Gopal Rice Mill, owned by Krishan Kumar, teams of the central vigilance committee of the Punjab food and civil supplies department recovered nearly 5,362 quintals of paddy, meant for public distribution system in other states. The teams also recovered nearly 4,800 bags, with stamps of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

According to the FIR, the trio prepared bogus bills of three firms and brought paddy stock from other states, which was kept at Gopal Rice Mill. Police said they planned to sell the paddy stock purchased on lower prices during the upcoming procurement and earn a huge profit.

They have been booked under Sections 420 (cheating) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

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