STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Rs 21 crore worth bengal gram seized in flash raids

Published: 22nd September 2012 10:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2012 10:14 AM   |  A+A-

Vigilance and enforcement officials along with revenue and police personnel conducted flash raids on various godowns storing Bengal gram illegally and seized nearly `21 cr worth of Bengal gram here on Friday.

The raids were conducted on godowns located at Guntakal, Uravakonda, Belugappa and Tadipatri areas.

The officials first raided a godown in Vajrakaroor mandal, belonging to a family member of CPI district secretary D Jagadish and seized `7 cr worth of Bengal gram which was stocked in nearly 35,600 bags.

The sleuths also raided another godown belonging to relatives of former minister SV Subba Reddy from Kurnool, located on Guntakal-Bellary road and seized nearly 70,000 Bengal gram packets worth a total of `14 crore.

The vigilance officials confirmed that all the bags were stored in benami names and godown owners were making money by transporting the gram to Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Officials reportedly seized a warehouse belonging to Urvakonda TDP MLA Payyaulu Keshav near Uravakonda town and seized cereals worth more than `8 cr, but officials are yet to confirm it. Many MLAs of the district have a hand in the illegal storage of cereals.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp