675 quintals of illegally stored Urea recovered from Durga Rice and General Mills

Ludhiana, January 2, 2015: A big recovery of Urea allegedly stored illegally in a rice mill in Mullanpur Dakha Area of the district has been made.
According to Sukhpal Singh Sekhon, Chief Agricultural Officer, Ludhiana on a tip off a raid was conducted in the rice mill following a directive from Punjab Agriculture Minister Jathedar Tota Singh.
He added the recovered Urea was stored in the rice mill concerned with an objective of black marketing. 
He told that the raid was conducted at around 5 pm in the premises of Durga Rice and General Mills, which is situated in the vicinity of the Raqba village.
He said the raiding party was led by ASI Janak Raj, adding a total 675 quintals of Urea (1,350 bags) was recovered during the raid.
Further, he told that all the workers and labour managed to flee immediately after the raid was conducted.  
Sekhon told that suitable action was being initiated against the alleged accused. 
Meanwhile, Jathedar Tota Singh has stated that there was no shortage of Urea for the farmers across the state. He added directions had been issued to strictly check black marketing and uneven distribution of Urea. 
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Friday, January 2, 2015