Vigilance arrests rice mill owner Anil Jain for selling paddy of other states at higher rates

Court remands for two days police custody

Vigilance arrests rice mill owner Anil Jain for selling paddy of other states at higher rates

Ludhiana, November 4, 2022: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested the accused commission agent Anil Jain, owner of Shri Krishna Rice Mill, Sawaddi, in Ludhiana district, in the case already registered by the Bureau against the contractors for getting labour cartage and transportation tenders in the grain markets at higher rates in connivance with officials. He was produced in court today and remanded for TWO days police custody.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the VB said that during the arrest of accused Jain, his Innova car has also been taken into possession and one briefcase containing documents has also been recovered from the car and further investigation is in process.

He informed that accused Anil Jain has been arrested in a case under FIR No. 11 Dated 16-08-2022, under section 420, 409, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of IPC and 7, 8, 12, 13(2) of prevention of corruption act registered at police station VB range Ludhiana Range in which contractors/tenderers namely Telu Ram and others are included.

The spokesperson further added that in this case accused Telu Ram, former minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu and commission agent Krishan Lal Dhotiwala have already been arrested and all are in judicial custody. He informed that the accused Anil Jain was nominated later on during investigation and was avoiding his arrest and his anticipatory bail application was also dismissed by the High Court.

Revealing more details he said commission agent Anil Jain has also been charged with allegations of bringing Paddy at lesser rates from other states like UP, Bihar etc. in his rice sheller and was selling the same after mixing with purchased paddy of Government quota stored in his sheller. He also used to store paddy purchased by him in his own sheller in violation of the milling policy of State. 

He further added that Anil Jain was arrested by a VB team from his sheller at village Swaddi Kalan, after putting efforts for 6 hours approximately in the presence of police officials of police station Sidhwan Bet besides Sarpanches of Swaddi (West) and Swaddi (East) and other respectable persons of adjoining villages. He said the accused has called his family members and workers in the seller and locked himself in a room to evade his arrest. He was arrested in the presence of above mentioned responsible persons and family members after breaking the door of room.