Trucks laden with government wheat confiscated, released
The Amritsar rural police released five trucks carrying government wheat, which were confiscated by it late in Saturday evening, on suspicion that the wheat might be pilfered in an illegal manner. The trucks loaded the wheat from SSA covered godowns located in Buttari village.
Acting on a tip off, the Mehta police intercepted the trucks and took these into custody. The police got suspicious over the documents produced by the truck drivers as some of which had no signatures of the food inspector concerned. The wheat was being transported to Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir as per the documents.
The police team headed by Sub Inspector Amandeep Singh, SHO of the Mehta police station, immediately alerted his higher ups, who took up the matter with the district administration. The Deputy Commissioner asked officials of the District Food and Civil Supply Department to investigate the matter.
Ajaybir Singh, district food and civil supply controller, said the drivers were having proper documents, including releasing orders and number of bags loaded in the trucks. He said some persons made a hoax call following which the police confiscated the trucks. Officials from the department gave a clean chit following proper verification of trucks.
Amandeep said, “We released the trucks after the District Food and Civil Supply Department gave a clean chit in the case.”