Police has recovered huge quantity of rice, meant for public distribution, being sold illegally in black market here, an official statement said. One person has been arrested in connection with the case.
The statement said that police station Nishat receivedinformation through reliable sources that an employee of CAPD, Shafat AhmadSofi of Gari Masjid in collusion with Javid Ahmad Kalu of Nishat was sellingPDS rice in black marketing after repacking the same in "duplicate Apple brand"bags.
Consequently, a case (FIR No. 18/2019) under relevantsections of law was registered in the police station Nishat and investigationwas initiated.
During the course of investigation, police party raided thehouse of Kalu and recovered 25 bags of 25 kilograms of rice each and 07 bags of50 kilograms of rice each packed under fake Apple brand labels, the statementsaid. Another 07 rice bags with CAPD labels were seized from the place.
The statement said that while Kalu was arrested Sofi wasstill at large. "Efforts are on to nab him," said the statement, adding thatlocals of the area lauded the efforts of police against black marketers.
Meanwhile, police today said it arrested five persons andseized 28 grams of brown sugar from their possession.
"All the five persons arrested for the drug offences havetaken into custody at police station Nowhatta," said a statement, adding a case(FIR No 14/2019) under relevant sections has been registered in the policestation.
"Community members are requested to come forward with anyinformation regarding drug peddlers in their neighborhood. Persons foundindulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law," said the statement.