While consumers in Kashmir valley face acute shortage of government subsidized sugar, police on Sunday seized two private trucks carrying government subsidized sugar and arrested their drivers for selling the sugar in black market Singpora Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Sources said a police party from police station Pattan found two trucks loaded with government subsidized sugar selling the sugar in black market in Singpora village.
“The two private trucks bearing registration number JK01 v 5947, JK01T 4619 are hired by SRTC for CAPD department to carry government food supply but the drivers were selling the subsidized sugar in black market and were caught red handed by police party,” on the direction of SDPO Pattan said Station House Officer Pattan Mir Saleem.
“Both the trucks were seized and their drivers Namely Syed Mumtaz shah Bashir Ahmad Bajard residents of Vilgam Kupwara and 2nd from Handwara also arrested Mushtaq Ahmad Khan resident of Singpora Pattan were arrested and FIR No 62/2018 Under Section 407,411 RPC was registered in the police station Pattan,” SHO Saleem added.
The subsidized sugar provided by government is being sold in the black market with connivance of wholesalers and food inspectors, sources in CAPD department said.