Goods worth over Rs 90 lakh, which were stored in a godown without due permit, were today seized after a raid was conducted at the godown in Bhiwandi in the district, officials said.
"The goods including essential commodities and raw materials were stored in the godown of a company in Dhamangaon village without due permit. The company was raided and the hoarded goods were seized," Thane District Supply officer Mohan Naladkar told PTI.
He said a case under sections 3 and 7 of the Essential Commodities Act of 1955 has been registered and the company was sealed by the officials, he added.
The action was taken after directions were issued by Thane District Collector Mahendra Kalyankar.
The seized goods include vanaspati oil, pamolin, oilseeds, red peanuts and broken peanuts worth Rs 20.42 lakh totalling 149 quintals.
Besides this moong, chana dal, tukda dal, dal, masoor dal, gram-flour etc worth Rs 70.77 lakh totalling 726 quintals were also seized, the official said.
As per the officer, 64 quintals of jaggery and sugar worth Rs 2.41 lakh were also seized from the company.
The staff could not produce the stock register and other statutory registers for the movement of goods, Naladkar said.
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