Baramulla, June 1: Police in Baramulla have foiled black marketing of rice by seizing a huge quantity of FCI government rice.
In a statement police said, acting on specific information, “a Police party from Police station Pattan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan at a checkpoint established on NHW near Hanjiwera Pattan intercepted two vehicles bearing registration numbers JK02V-6397 & JK09-3233. The drivers of these vehicles have been identified as Mohammad Jamal Hajam son of Ab Gaffar Hajam resident of Madmadow Kalaroos Kupwara and Jahangir Ahmad Bhat son of Ab Aziz Bhat resident of Bumhama Kupwara.”
During search of both the vehicles 366 bags of FCI rice were recovered. “As per the documents/ Challan produced by the drivers against the loaded substance, the rice has been loaded from FCI Godown Kralhar and was meant to be transported to Kulangam Kupwara, instead of taking the rice to Kupwara they were on way to Srinagar for black marketing of said rice,” it said.
They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Pattan where they remain in custody. Vehicles used in the commission of crime have also been seized.
Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Pattan and investigation in the matter has been initiated.