GUWAHATI, Oct 31 � The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today seized a truck laden with 200 bags of rice from near Boragaon area and arrested both the driver and handyman of the vehicle.
The bags carried stamps of Food Corporation of India.
The arrested have been identified as Munin Deka (24) and Musakir Hussain (19).
Acting on specific information, the truck was intercepted near Boragaon LP School under Gorchuk police station by the CID sleuths.
Sources said that the truck carried 200 bags weighing 50 kilogram each and was being transported towards Meghalaya.
�From what we have gathered during the primary investigation, the rice was brought from a private godown in Nalbari and the plan was to sell it to Bablu Store located in Meghalaya,� sources said.
Apparently, the consignment originated from Punjab and was meant for the consumption of the families Below Poverty Line.
�We had information about the consignment to be black marketed towards Meghalaya. There is also information about similar racket operating from places like Barpeta, Changsari and Baihata Chariali,� a CID official stated, adding, �There are reports available with the department on black marketing of commodities meant for Government schemes including the Midday meal scheme.�
�We are questioning the arrested duo and more arrests cannot be ruled out,� he opined.