DOOMDOOMA, July 19 - A case of stealing rice meant for government supply came to light when a police team from Changsari Police Station in Guwahati led by Deepak Borkakoti recovered 57 bags of stolen rice from the grocery shop of one Rajkumar Prasad and 5 bags of rice from the grocery store of one Sandip Prabhakar of Netaji Road (Sonari Patty) of Doomdooma town today afternoon. Both the grocers were picked up by police.
The investigation officer Deepak Borkakoti told this Correspondent that on July 9 a truck loaded with 341 bags of rice and 272 bags of white pea (motor) left for Margherita from a Changsari-based godown in Guwahati for supply in the Anganwadi centres in Margherita.
But when the truck did not reach Margherita on July 10, the supplier filed an FIR at Changsari Police Station. The truck driver Arjun Yadav who hails from Dibrugarh Panchali was arrested from Beltola area in Guwahati by tracking his mobile number.
During interrogation, he revealed that he and his partners instead of taking the consignment to its destination, sold them at various places on their way.
Police also arrested one Pradeep Mishra from Chabua in this connection. Further investigation into the case is under way.