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215 tonnes of OMS rice, wheat seized

Silo manager, aide held

Staff Correspondent     10 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

215 tonnes
 of OMS rice,
wheat seized

A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion seizes a huge quantity of rice and wheat meant for open market sale (OMS) from Mohammadpur Krishi Market in the capital on Sunday. – sun Photo

A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion on Sunday seized 215 tonnes of open market sale (OMS) rice and wheat smuggled out from a government silo in the capital.

Manager of the government silo Humayun Kabir and another person were arrested in this connection, a RAB officer said.

The mobile court, led by Sarwar Alam, executive magistrate of RAB-3, conducted overnight drives in government silo in Tejgaon and Krishi Market in Mohammadpur and seized food grains.

The magistrate said the rice and wheat were meant to be sold through 141 trucks at a reduced price for low-income people. But a syndicate was selling the grains in the black market.

“Last night, eight truckloads of 115 tonnes of food grains were being smuggled into Chuadanga, Srimangal and Maona when RAB personnel conducted the drive in Tejgaon,” he added.

He further said, “100 tonnes of grains were seized from Krishi Market in Mohammadpur on Sunday morning.”


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