80 sacks of VGF rice seized in Jhenaidah

21 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

JHENAIDAH: Eighty sacks of rice meant for distribution among poor people under the Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme were seized in Shailakupa municipality here on Thursday, reports UNB.

Shailakupa Assistant Commissioner (Land) Iftekhar Yunus said the rice were allocated for the poor and helpless people of the municipality on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.

On information, he conducted a drive and found two rooms where almost 2,410 kgs of rice were stored and then sealed off the rooms, he said.

Municipality Mayor Kazi Ashraful Azam said the rice was kept in the two rooms as No 1 Ward Councilor Nayeb Ali did not receive it before Eid-ul-Azha.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Usman Goni was informed about the rice, he claimed.