SIVASAGAR, April 19 - Vegetables worth approximately Rs 2 lakh brought illegally from Darrang district in a truck bearing registration number AS01 FC 5221 was seized by district administration here yesterday from Dhai Ali.
Local people saw the vegetables being unloaded and stocked in a house in the area. The truck, however, left the place before police arrived.
While a case was registered at the Sivasagar Police Station, police booked a man named Yusuf Ali and recovered a road permit from his possession.
Meanwhile, there were reports of vegetables being sneaked into Sivasagar and Charaideo districts from Nagaon and Darrang despite the nationwide lockdown allegedly due to slackness in surveillance by police on National Highway-37.
Incidentally, two mini trucks loaded with vegetables were seized by Sivasagar Police at Bogidoul area recently.
Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner Lakhinandan Gogoi on Thursday said that he has restricted vegetable supply from other districts to stop the COVID-19 virus from spreading to the district and also to give the local vegetable growers an opportunity to earn a little money by selling their produce during the lockdown period.