Food and Civil Supplies officials seizes 140 kg Anna Bhagya rice illegally sold by GP staff

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Bantwal, Dec 11: Officials of the Department of Food and Civil Supplies seized nearly 140 kg of rice meant for distribution under the Anna Bhagya Scheme, which was hidden in the room of the labourers of the Panchayat cleanliness workers at Palike near Vittal on December 10, Tuesday.

The labourers of the garbage disposal unit used to reside in two rooms and the officials raided the place following definite information that the rice was stocked illegally in the room of one Venkamma. When officials raided the place, they found about 140 kg of rice.  It is learnt, Satish, a Gram Panchayat employee of Nekkarekadu  had  sold nearly 20 kg of rice to the labourers  at Rs 15 per kg.

The raid followed a directive of Bantwal Tahsildar Malleswarmi. Bantwal Food Inspector Srinivas, Sub-Inspector Sridhar, Prakash, Village Accountant and others. A case will now be registered in the Assistant Commissioner’s Court.

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