Hyderabad: The LB Nagar police intercepted an auto-trolley laden with Public Distribution System (PDS) rice and arrested one person for illegally transporting the rice at Hasthinapuram here on Tuesday.
Officials seized 18 quintals of rice, a total of 36 bags each weighing 50 kg from the arrested person, who was identified as G Bhaskar (40), a driver from PNR Colony in Hasthinapuram in LB Nagar. According to the police, following a tip-off, the auto trolley was stopped and searched when officials found the PDS rice illegally transported.
“Further enquiry revealed that Bhaskar procured the rice from beneficiaries for lesser rates and sold it to traders at higher rates violating rules and cheating the government,” police said.
Officials have seized the auto-trolley and a weighing machine. A case was booked.
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