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Corrupt ration dealer tied up by Baliguma residents

Jamshedpur, Aug 2: Distressed locals of Baliguma tied up a ration shop owner & shut down the shop in protest of not receiving rations from past several months, on Sunday morning.

People blocked the market and refused to move unless a definite step was taken by the administration.

However minister and MLA Saryu Rai soon reached the spot & pacified the mob. He demanded a probe into the matter & assured the people of strict action against the ration shop owner.

The Sukhna Basti of Baliguma has a total of 70 ration card holders. According to a local, only 10 to 15 card holders are being provided ration each month.

“Worsening the situation, in the last seven months the basic amenities have been distributed for only two months”, he added. The infuriated mob tied up Vinod Kumar, who has been running the shop illegally.

The shop is registered in the name of Ramanand Paswan, who could not be contacted. After getting the information MLA Saryu Rai, along with Rakesh Mandal, Mango BJP president and few policemen rushed to the spot.

He explained the furious people that he would look into the matter and order investigation. He also ordered the police for verification of the license of shop owner.

Vinod Kumar has been detained by the MGM police for interrogation & the police are on hunt for Ramanand Paswan.

The officials of the food department were also informed of the matter and Rai has asked them to submit a report on this matter.

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