Warangal: The Task Force team led by Inspectors R Santhosh and Ch Srinivas Ji raided Padmavati Rice Mill on the outskirts of Dharmaram village of Geesugonda Mandal under Geesugonda police station limits and apprehended three persons for illegally possessing approximately 100 quintals of PDS rice.
In a press release issued here on Wednesday, the Task Force police said that they had raided the rice mill on Monday (October 25) and handed over the seized property of 100 quintals of rice meant for the Public Distribution System along with the arrested to Civil Supply Officer (Deputy Tahsildar) through Geesugonda police for further action. The arrested have been identified as Gadamshetti Shiva Kumar, the owner of the Padmavathi rice mill, Gadamshetti Hanu Kumar and Musuku Kistaiah, a clerk in the mill.
“During the probe, they admitted that they used to purchase PDS rice from the surrounding villages and were transporting it to other States for selling at higher prices. Deputy Tahsildar seized the rice mill and submitted a report to Geesugonda SI Devender for legal action. The police registered a case under Section 420 R\W 34 IPC and 7 of Essential Commodities Act,” the Task Force police said.
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