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Paddy from other states smuggled into Punjab for higher MSP

Sukhmeet Bhasin 

Press Reporter News Service

Bathinda, October 19

The Bathinda police have intercepted 4 vehicles and two tractors transporting paddy from different states for unlawful sale in Punjab. Nonetheless, they managed to arrest just one driver as all others managed to flee. One other driver managed to flee together with the truck. Police have registered 4 instances within the district.

Within the first case, performing on tip-off, police intercepted a truck (RJ 14 GE 0357) at Jagah Ram Tirath village in Talwandi Sabo space and seized 25 tonne of paddy. Police have arrested driver Kuldeep Singh of Bhagwanpura and booked proprietor of DR Industries, Bulandshahr, in Uttar Pradesh and proprietor of BCL Industries, Bathinda, beneath Part 420 and 120 B of IPC.   

Within the second case, two vehicles have been caught carrying paddy from different states at Singo village in Talwandi Sabo space. Police seized truck (PB 05 S 9599) and recovered paddy. Nonetheless, the motive force managed to flee from the spot. Even the motive force of one other truck (RJ 19 GC 5819) additionally escaped from the spot together with the truck. Police have booked each truck drivers, proprietor Pushkar Buying and selling Firm, Fatehpuri in Uttar Pradesh and proprietor of AB Agro Meals, Malout in Muktsar district.

Within the third case, police stopped a truck (PB 11 AX 9425) and seized 36 tonne 55 kg paddy coming from one other state. The truck driver managed to flee from the spot. Police have registered a case towards the truck driver, proprietor of Kailash Buying and selling Firm, Sirsa, and proprietor of SS Industries in Jalalabad in Fazilka district at Talwandi Sabo police station.

In yet one more case, police intercepted two tractors (HR 44 L 2396) and (HR 44 L 9454) and seized 36 tonne 312 kg paddy coming from Rajasthan. Nonetheless, no arrests have been made on this case. Police have registered a case towards Shivrattan of Hanumangarh in Rajasthan, Rajinder Singh, Gurtej Singh of Ellenabad in Haryana and Sanju of Dabwali in Haryana at Sangat police station. 

Within the preliminary probe, it has come out that merchants buy paddy at decrease charges exterior Punjab and promote it at a lot greater worth in grain markets throughout Punjab, inflicting losses to the exchequer.

Bathinda SSP Bhupinderjit Singh Virk stated: “Eight police posts have been made on the roads coming from adjoining Haryana within the districts and groups have been instructed to verify the autos coming from Haryana. Police will arrest those that have escaped.”

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