Eight tonnes of ration rice seized

Dhaka,  Fri,  22 September 2017
Published : 18 Oct 2016, 11:58:41

Misappropriated ‘food-friendly programme’ rice seized in Gaibandha

Eight tonnes of ration rice seized
Local administration seized eight tonnes of rice misappropriated from a food support programme in Khatiamari area of Phulchari upazila on Tuesday morning

According to officials, 16 tonnes rice was allotted to Khatiamari area under the ‘Food-friendly Programme’ of the government to be sold to the ultra poor families at Tk 10 per kg.

The rice was scheduled to be sold out by dealer Azhar Ali by last Saturday.

However, the dealer stocked the rice in a house of one Mokarram in the area for selling on the black market later, said Abdul Halim, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of the upazila.

On information, a team of the administration led by the UNO conducted a drive in the house and seized 173 sacks of rice on Tuesday morning.

The dealer and owner of the house managed to flee from the scene; according to a news agency.

- TM
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