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Sunday, 10 January 2021

Drivers steal govt wheat from trucks, sell it to dhaba

Yamunanagar, January 9

Wheat bought by the government was being stolen and sold by truck drivers to a dhaba of the district at cheaper rates. The crime was being committed while transporting the wheat from one godown to another godown of Food Corporation of India.

This came to the fore when a CM Flying Squad team raided a dhaba in Ratangarh village situated on Yamunanagar-Kurukshetra road on Thursday afternoon.

The team caught four persons —Vikram Singh of King Colony of Kurukshetra town; Gurnam of Ghumar Kheri village of Kurukshetra district, both truck drivers; Praveen Kumar and Naresh Kumar, both residents of Ratangarh village of Yamunanagar district and owners of Jassi Dhaba. The team handed them over to the Yamunanagar police.

According to the information available, a team of CM Flying Squad raided the dhaba on Friday. The team found that two trucks loaded with wheat bags were standing at the dhaba and their drivers were stealing wheat from their trucks.

"The truck drivers were stealing wheat from their trucks using an implement (parkhi) and filling it in empty bags to sell it to dhaba owners," reads the FIR, lodged by Surender Kumar, a sub-inspector of CM Flying Squad, at Sadar police station, Yamunanagar.

In his complaint, he said that the wheat was loaded in trucks from FCI godown, Indri (Karnal district), for FCI godown of Pilkhani town of Saharanpur district (Uttar Pradesh).

"The dhaba owners had been buying stolen wheat from truck drivers for the past four to five years," the complainant said. — TNS

from The Tribune

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