Acting on a complaint by the Punjab Agro Grain Corporation Limited,the Ferozepur police has booked owners of Ganpati Rice Mill located in Mudki for allegedly being involved in doing fraud worth more than Rs 2.16 crore. According to Ferozepur SSP Hardial Singh Mann,in 2010-11,Ganpati Rice Mill was given an order to deposit 49,653 bags of A grade rice at FCI godowns in Punjab Agros name by March 31. However,this was not done. Following an inquiry,it was found that 3,938 quintals and 63 kg of rice worth Rs 79.02 lakh were missing from the rice mills godown. In another case,in 2010-11,the Punjab Warehousing Corporation had given the mill 88,765 bags of paddy measuring 31067.75 quintals to be converted into rice and deposited at FCI godowns by March 31. Nothing was done in this regard as well. An inquiry into this has found that 10238.55 quintals of paddy worth Rs 1.37 crore were missing from rice mill.
Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: March 4, 2012 12:48:31 am