Anna Bhagya rice worth Rs 2.25 lakh seized

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Chikodi, Nov 7, 2013, DHNS : Rice meant for implementing ‘Anna Bhagya’ programme being transported illegally in a truck was seized by a team led by Tahsildar Rajshekhar Dambal near Mangnur village in Chikodi taluk on Thursday. Foodgrains seized were worth Rs 2.25 lakh.

Rice meant for public distribution system (PDS) was being transported illegally from Athani to Sankeshwar in Hukkeri taluk. During the raid, 160 quintal rice worth Rs 2.25 lakh was seized.

Truck driver Siddappa Ghasti, a resident of Belavi village in Hukkeri and Chandrakant Sapgali, a resident of Sankeshwar in Hukkeri were arrested. Chikodi police have registered a case.

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