One held for illegal rice, wheat sale

The suspect Vengaiah (40) from Subbaianapalya is from Andhra Pradesh and had settled down in Bangalore.

Police said Vengaiah and his associate Deena (40) from Tannery Road had bought the rice and wheat from fair price shops of the Food and Civil Supplies department.

They took out rice and wheat in gunny bags and packed them in white coloured bags. They put exactly 50 kg rice and wheat in bags and stitched them later.

They sold them to a person, whose identity is yet to be established, in K R Puram.

The Food and Civil Supplies Department supplied the rice at Rs 9 per kg and wheat at Rs 11. The suspects sold them for Rs 25 to 40 depending upon quality of the rice.

The police are looking for Deena and the one who sold the bags in K R Puram.

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