Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Dec 15: The district Food and Civil Supplies Department and Telco police raided a godown allegedly belonging to one Rajkumar Sahu at Manifit Dhobi Line and unearthed huge stocks of fake FCI bags and 54 quintals of food grains including a half filled bag, the joint raiding team also discovered a bag stitching machine. When asked, locals said that black marketeering of food grains meant for government supply had been randomly going on at the godown.
In spite of its best efforts, the district administration has not been able to root out black marketeering of food grains from the district. Enquiries into earlier cases are continuing while new cases are being unearthed at an alarming regularity. Earlier on September 20, DC Suraj Kumar had ordered a massive raid on suspected hoarders and black marketers of food grains issued by the Food and Civil Supplies Department. Among those apprehended during the raids were transporter Dipak Mohnani and his brother Sanjay Mohnani and seven others for black marketeering of food grains, betrayal of trust and other accusations. The siblings had also been sent to jail. About 300 quintals of rice and 1,250 quintals of wheat were seized in the raid from the shops of the Mohnani siblings. The DC had appointed seven magistrates to head the raiding teams where the shops and business premises of Parmeshwari Stores in Sakchi, Sanjay Mohnani’s outlet in Refugee Market, Lodharam Mohnani, Rajendra Singh and Balbir Singh in Burmamines, Dilkishor Paswan in Chhota Govindpur and Ramnath Singh’s shop in Dhalbhumgarh were checked.