Tender rip-off: Vigilance raids 4 rice mills

Tender rip-off: Vigilance raids 4 rice mills

Tribune Information Service

Ludhiana, September 17

The Vigilance Bureau (VB) at this time carried out raids on 4 rice mills of Krishan Kumar Dhotiwala, a rice miller and fee agent of Mullanpur Dakha, within the transportation tenders rip-off.

Dhotiwala was arrested on September 15 by the VB.

Former minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu and contractor Telu Ram are in jail for his or her alleged position within the case.

Vigilance SSP Ravinderpal Singh Sandhu stated Dhotiwala was remanded in three-day police custody yesterday.

Sandhu stated investigation revealed that Dhotiwala used to carry paddy and wheat from outdoors the state at cheaper charges, combine these with good high quality crop to fulfill the scarcity after which promote these at larger charges.

“As we speak, he disclosed that he had introduced paddy from UP over the last season to earn a revenue by illegal means. Raids have been carried out at Ganpati Agro Rice Mill, KL Agro, Surinder Agro and Singla Agro. Baggage of paddy, bearing a stamp of the UP Authorities for the 2020-21 season, have been present in big portions,” stated the SSP.

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