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Dealer arrested in Manikganj for stocking govt rice

Published on: 10:16 pm - Tuesday | April 14, 2020


A rice dealer has been arrested at Singair in Manikganj district for stocking illegally the government’s rice at Tk 10 per kilogram.

Rafiqul Islam was arrested from Maniknagar Bazar in Jamirta union under Singair upazila on Tuesday afternoon.

A mobile team led by Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Meher Nigar Sultana arrested him.

She said Rafiqul Islam, son of Md Hashem Ali Pattandar of village Chandan Nagar in Jamirta union, stocked six sacks, each containing 30 kilograms, illegally.

Tipped off, he was arrested and six sacks of rice under his possession were seized.

A regular case was filed against him with the police station concerned.

Meanwhile, local Dhalla union Secchasebak League president Abu Bakar Siddique was arrested and sent to jail on Sunday for stocking 2,670kg of government allocated rice for the poor.