Karnataka: CCB seizes Anna Bhagya rice worth ₹5 lakh

CCB police raided APMC stalls and seized rice worth Rs 5 lakh, stored without proper documents. They have also seized unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 4 lakh.

Police Commissioner Raman Gupta said in a press release that the raid was conducted on Wednesday. “CCB team headed by CCB ACP Narayan V Baramani seizes 450 bags of 50 kg each, worth Rs 5 lakh, unaccounted cash of Rs 4 lakh and four vehicles were seized. We have arrested five persons in this regard,” he added.

He also said: “Accused Shanmukhappa Chennappa Betgeri was buying the Anna Bhagya rice from people at Rs 10-15 per kg and sold it to Manjunath Harlapur, who was in turn selling it to Maharashtra at the rate of Rs 35-40 per kg. Navanagar police have registered a case and have taken up an investigation.”

He lauded the CCB team involving ACP Narayan V Baramani, police inspectors Ramesh Kambale and Gopal Rathod, personnel SH Salunke, BN Langoti, NO Jadhav, SC Jalawadagi, Umesh Doddamani, BF Belagavi, Maruti Bhajantri, Rajeev Bishtander, FB Kuri, Anil Huggi, DN Gundagai, SH Kempodi and RS Gunjal.

He asserted that CCB has kept a vigil on illegal activities and will conduct raids if something is found.

This article has been republished from The Times of India.