Acting on specific information about the misappropriation of rice meant for distribution to public, Srinagar police seized 15 quintals of subsidized rice from an Auto Load Carrier near Maisuma Bund.
Officers investigating the case have arrested a shopkeeper Mudasir Ahmad Rah, who was rebranding the rice at Nai Sarak Kralkhud and the auto driver Sami-ul-lah Tharno. Both remain in police custody. Auto Load Carrier used in the commission of offence has been also seized.
Officers investigating the case learnt that this subsidized rice was being misappropriated by the shopkeeper in connivance with the auto driver. The rice was being repackaged into new bags bearing names of popular brands and then sold in the market at a higher price.
In this connection, a case FIR No. 15/2019 under relevant sections of law has already been registered in Police Station Maisuma and investigation is going on.