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Another rice scandal hits FCI

There is flutter in the FCI as a big big rice scandal is coming up following the seizure of three trucks loaded with rice from FCI meant for the poor people in Baska district. According to information, the trucks bearing No AS-25-B 4415, AS01 AC 7237 and AS 25 B 1669 have been seized by the police from Beltola area Sunday while they were on the way to Basks but halted at the yard of one businessmen Babulal Ramsuru in Beltola who was ready to sent these to Meghalaya. The police further booked five people namely Utpal Talukdar, Truck owner, Sambhu Ray, truck driver, Chana Rajkumar, Dinesh Rai, FCI goodown employee.

The 712 bags of rice meant for the people were sent by the Centre under the scheme Gramin Rojgar Yojana and were lifted from the FCI goodowns. Police sources here say some leading businessmen could be arrested in day or two.

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