Bengaluru: One arrested for selling rations in black market | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: Officials from the vigilance squad of the food and civil supplies department have filed a complaint against a gang of seven persons for allegedly illegally storing rations meant for Public Distribution System beneficiaries and selling them in the black market.
RR Nagar police have registered a case based on the complaint by K Rameswarappa, joint director and state head of vigilance squad of the department.
Officials seized 319 sacks of rice, 328 of ragi and 10 of wheat, all worth around Rs 10 lakh, from a godown at Jaraganahalli near RR Nagar.
Four trucks worth Rs 22 lakh were also seized.According to sources, Rameswarappa and his team got information that a person identified as Deepak Kumar had illegally procured rations and was selling them in the black market to a few rice mills in Tumakuru and Mandya.
The team raided Kumar’s godown and found the rations loaded on to four trucks which were about to leave for the rice mills. The employees and truck drivers reportedly fled but the team managed to catch Kumar.
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