Racket concerned in pilfering wheat meant for Atta-Dal scheme busted
Amritsar, January 5
Officers of the Meals and Civil Provide Division havebusted a racket, which was allegedly concerned in pilfering authorities wheat meant for distribution beneath the Atta-Dal scheme and Mid-Day Meal Scheme.
A workforce of the division confiscated over 145 quintals of wheat from a truck following a tip-off. A preliminary probe identified that the confiscated wheat was being diverted to a flour mill in Pathankot. Investigations have been on to establish the flour mill and its proprietor.
The police arrested the driving force of the truck together with the dealer who picked up the federal government wheat and bought it to the Pathankot flour mill. They have been recognized as Gopal Das of Pathankot and Jaspal Singh of Ramdas. A case beneath Sections 379, 411, 420 and 120-B of the IPC was registered on this connection. The police additionally nominated a Batala resident, Bittu, who procured the identical from Jaspal Singh.
The truck was seized by a flying squad workforce of the Meals and Civil Provide Division headed by Inspector Vinod Khosla.
As per the criticism, the vigilance wing of the division acquired a tip-off that sure merchants from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan have been allegedly pilfering Punjab’s wheat from ration depots of border districts and later diverting them to Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh in unlawful method. The wheat was meant for distribution beneath the Atta-Dal scheme and Mid-Day Meal scheme.
Following this, a naka was arrange in Ramdas space the place a truck (PB-06-G-9213) was intercepted. On quizzing, the truck driver, Gopal Dass, revealed that the wheat belonged to Jaspal Singh of Ramdas. He bought the identical to a different dealer, recognized as Bittu of Batala. Nonetheless, he couldn’t produce any paperwork relating to the procurement of grains.
The truck was detained by the Ramdas police and Jaspal Singh was summoned. On his disclosure, the division’s workforce reached his storage level the place they discovered 300 empty luggage of 30-kg wheat launched beneath the Nationwide Meals Safety Act and 35 empty sacks of 50-kg wheat. These luggage had stamps of the Punjab Authorities. Jaspal couldn’t give passable solutions to the queries hinting that the identical was meant for public distribution and was launched to ration depot holders. The wheat unloaded at storage factors have been additional bought to personal merchants after filling it into non-public luggage.
The police stated additional investigations have been underway to unearth the complete racket. Many ration depot holders would even be delivered to e-book after additional investigations.