Police seal Kalaiya mayor’s cold storage facility
Bara, April 11
Police in Bara raided and sealed a godown after the pulses equipped from there and meant to be distributed for aid was discovered to be of poor high quality.
Police have confiscated 380 luggage of pulses after raiding Yadav Ice and Cold Store of Rangpur in Kalaiya sub-metropolis. As per sources, the storage facility is run by Mayor Rajesh Raya Yadav and his kin.
On Friday, because the metropolis was distributing aid for the poor in Basatpur Ward No 20, locals had raised query over the standard of pulses being distributed, saying the content material within the luggage was of very poor high quality and couldn’t be eaten. Police had confiscated some 25 luggage of pulses meant for aid following locals’ complaints and grilled Chair Mahammad Imamudin Thakurai and learnt that the meals merchandise was purchased from the mayor’s chilly storage.
“Acting on the data given by the ward chair at present, we seized round 100 quintal pulses discovered within the chilly retailer for investigation and in addition sealed the storage following the directive of the district administration,” mentioned SP Krishna Prasad Pangeni.
“As we’ve despatched the samples of pulses to the lab of Nepal Food and Quality Control Department, we’ll take motion on the idea of the report from the lab,” Pangeni added.
While Mayor Yadav’s cousin Rabindra Prasad Yadav denied that the sub-standard pulses belonged to them, saying the proprietor of a pulse mill from Birgunj had rented the power to retailer the produce from his mill, Mayor Yadav too mentioned he had entrusted his brothers with the operation of the chilly storage after he grew to become mayor.
“Dragging me into controversy over the sub-standard meals merchandise which isn’t mine is unsuitable,” he argued. Meanwhile, elsewhere within the district, police have sealed a rice mill in Jaitapur. According to SP Pangeni, police have seized 35 luggage of rice from Birendra Sah’s rice mill over suspicion that the rice was sub-standard.
They launched the raid performing on the complaints that the mill had offered sub-standard rice to be distributed as aid in Jaitapur and Materiya of Ward-22 following the path from the DAO.
A model of this text seems in e-paper on April 12, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.
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