Hyderabad: Taking a serious note of the pressure being mounted by Opposition parties with regard to paddy procurement in districts, the state government has directed police officials to crack the whip on paddy procurement centres found guilty of irregularities.
Suryapet police registered two cases at different places and nabbed the accused for allegedly diverting Rs 60 lakh in collusion with rice millers. The district’s civil supplies manager Bandavath Ram lodged a complaint with Atmakur (S) police seeking immediate action against the miscreants for diverting the funds. Superintendent of police Rajendra Prasad ordered senior officials to investigate the case and take appropriate action against all those involved in the racket.
Suryapet DSP S. Mohan Kumar said that the Mukkududevula palli paddy procurement centre’s Vemulakonda Ganesh and his mother Suryapet ward member Padma colluded with Laxmi Rice mills owner Chiranjeevi, Dhanalaxmi rice mills owner Koteswar Rao and Gattikal paddy procurement centre owner Sampath.
“The accused created fake truck bills of Rs 34. 16 lakh at Mukkudu Devulapalli centre for 1,743 tonnes paddy, Rs 51.72 lakh worth paddy of 2,638 tonnes stating that they purchased paddy and shifted them to the rice mills. It was found that the accused had returned Rs 28 lakh to Mukku Devulapally paddy procurement center and Rs 48 lakh was shown as deposits with Gattikal paddy procurement centre,” the DSP said.
Police nabbed Vemulakonda Ganesh (20) a resident of Chevella, Chimata Chiranjeevi (38) owner of Laxmi Sahasra rice mills, Tella Praveen Kumar (28), junior inspector of Co-operative department, Jukati Sampat (29) and Vemulakonda Padma....