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PDS priority scheme rice sold in open market at Panery

An agent of Fair Price Shop of Sonapani village under Panery PS of Udalguri district had to face the fierce of irate villagers when the PDS priority scheme rice meant to distributed to villagers was sold in open market.

Reportedly Gokul Deka the agent of the fair price shop sold 50 kg PDS rice to one Jabla Boro whereas he was entitled for 35 kg rice. The villagers on suspicion interrogated Jabla and learned that the agent had sold an additional 15 kg rice at higher price. The irate villagers handed over the rice and the bearer Jabla Boro to Panery PS. On behalf of the villagers Dharma Das also lodged an F.I.R against the accused agent Gokul Deka.

The Panery Police has registered an F.I.R vide case no. 66/16 against the agent accusing him of selling PDS rice meant in open market . Talking to This correspondent Panery PS OC Sohrab Ali said"We have registered the F.I.R and are investigating the matter."

Meanwhile the accused agent Gokul Deka has been issued notice to appear before the Panery Police within a time period of seven days. The local villagers also accused the agent of selling fair price shop goods in black markets for long there by amassing unaccounted wealth. The villagers demanded cancellation of fair price shop licence of the accused. Now what step does Police and Bhergaon Food Civil Supply and Consumer Affair department adopts will be something to watch out for.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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