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23,500 bags of rice found illegally stored at rice mills


Press Trust of India Chandigarh
Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Department conducted a raid Saturday at rice mills in Fazilka and Ferozepur districts and found 23,500 lakh bags of rice illegally stored there.
An official spokesperson of the department said the chief vigilance officer of the department along with his team conducted raids at the rice mills in Jalalabad and Zira areas of the two districts and unearthed 23,500 bags of rice illegally stacked there.
Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu said the involvement of substantial number of millers in the case shows that the "malice is deep rooted".
"We are conducting raids to clean the system," he said.

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First Published: Sep 29 2018 | 8:40 PM IST

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