SRINAGAR: Police in Baramulla have foiled black marketing of rice by seizing a huge quantity of FCI supply, a police spokesman here said.
Acting on specific information, a police party from Pattan established a checkpoint near Hanjiwera and intercepted two vehicles bearing registration numbers JK02V-6397 and JK09-3233.
During the search of both two vehicles, 366 bags of FCI rice was recovered. As per the documents / Challan produced by the drivers against the loaded substance, the rice has been loaded from FCI Godown Kralhar and was meant to be transported to Kulangam Kupwara. Instead of taking the rice to Kupwara, they were on their way to Srinagar for black marketing of said rice.
Drivers of these vehicles – Mohammad Jamal Hajam, resident of Madmadow Kalaroos Kupwara, and Jahangir Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Bumhama Kupwara, were arrested and shifted to Police Station Pattan where they remain in custody. Vehicles used in the commission of crime have also been seized.
Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Pattan and investigation in the matter has been initiated.