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Ara: Bhojpur police led by SDO, Jagdishpur, Bal Mukund, on a tip off, conducted raid at a godown on August 9 evening and seized 70 quintal of rice worth Rs 1.25 lkh meant for the PDS. A named FIR has been lodged with Jagdishpur police station against two persons: Shobhnath Sah and his son Shiv Kumar Sah, owners of the godown. The SDO said that the owners escaped due to delay in raid.
The SDO said that the Block Supply Officers of Bihia and Jagdishpur blocks had, after an inquiry, found that the rice was taken from the Public Distribution System. Bhojpur DM Birendra Prasad Yadav as ordered the District Programeme Officer, ICDS, to inquire into the matter. It was found that the rice was received from the PDS for sending it to the Anganwadi centre but was kept in the godown instead.