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Firm found selling paddy on fake bills

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 8

On the recommendation of the Food and Civil Supplies Department, the Punjab Police have booked Rohit Jain, alias Lada, and others on charges of cheating the government using fake billing for paddy sale.

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu today said he had received information that a firm — "Watson Engineering Works" — located on the GT Road, Khanna, was trying to sell paddy brought from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in state mandis on the minimum support price (MSP).

A team, under the supervision of senior officials of the department, conducted a search and found 3,399 paddy bags weighing 40 kg each from the storage facility.

The bags were marked as paddy sold in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Besides, documents related to shipping of paddy to other godowns and money transactions were found. The minister said 96 cases had been registered against traders and drivers in the state for selling paddy brought from other states during the current season. The state government would not spare anyone indulging in cheating using fake billing.



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