DIBRUGARH, Sept 13: The Bureau of Investigation of Economic Offences (BIEO) team conducted a raid in M/S Laruah Samabai Samiti Ltd Ashapur at Barbaruah in Dibrugarh and seized 4,450 quintal of PDS/TPDS rice.
Based on public complaints the BIEO sent a group of officers under superintendent FCS&CA Dilip Kumar and deputy SP Indrajit Chakraborty and staff officials to conduct raid in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia district on Monday.
Similar raid was conducted in M/S Tipuk SS Ltd at Rupaisiding under Doomdooma Police Station and seized 1,955 quintal of PDS/TPDS rice.
The BIEO seized a total of 6,405 quintals of PDS/TPDS rice for non maintenance of accounts and malpractices. In this connection further investigation is going on.
Sources said such malpractices has been still going in some fair price shop. Many of the shop owners are selling PDS/TPDS rice in retail shops secretly.
“The PDS rice is meant for poor people and under this system the Below Poverty Line (BPL) people get rice. But such malpractice by the fair price shops will deprived the beneficiaries. The concerned department should investigate the matter to check corruption on PDS item,” said a source.