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Warangal: Task Force police arrest three, seize 200 quintals of PDS rice

Published: 27th Nov 2021 7:25 pm

Warangal: Despite the arrest of the PDS rice smugglers and seizure of the rice continually, the illegal collection and smuggling of the rice meant for the Public Distribution Scheme (PDS) is thriving under the Warangal police commissionerate limits.

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In one such incident, the Task Force sleuths raided an illegal PDS stock point on the outskirts of the city, on the rear side of the KITS College campus under KUC police station limits, and found illegally stored 200 quintals of PDS rice.

In a press note issued here on Saturday, the Task Force police said that they had apprehended three persons for their involvement in illegal collection and smuggling of the PDS rice on Friday night. The arrested were identified as Cheerla Thirupathi of Ghunpur (Mulugu), in Jayashankar Bhupalapally district, Kadamanchi Venkatesh of Rekurthy village of Kothapally mandal in Karimnagar district, and Chittari Venkatrajam of Budiga Jangala colony under Hasanparthy village in Hanamkonda district.

“The accused confessed that they had purchased PDS rice from surrounding villages and were transporting it to Maharastra state after making a truckload or two. The seized property and accused were handed over to the KUC police for further legal action,” the Task Force police added. Inspectors Ch Srinivas Ji and R Santosh led the teams during the raid.

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