Hajin: Police Saturday raided the house of a man and recovered 40 bags of rice in Hajin area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
A police official said that after receiving inputs, a police party led by SHO Hajin Muneeb-ul-Islam raided the house of one Javaid Yousuf Malik at Gulshan Abad Hajin area of Sonawari and recovered 40 bags of rice.
The official said that rice bags procured from some employees of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department by this man were kept in the house for sale in black market.
Javaid Yousuf Malik, the accused has been arrested and a formal case has been lodged.
“We are investigating the matter and prima facie, it seems being the neighbour of a ration store-keeper, the accused procured rice bags from him,” the official said adding that investigation has been set into motion. (CNS)