285 bags of hoarded rice seized



Puducherry: A total of 285 bags of rice allegedly hoarded by owners of two rice mills in neighbouring Villianoor village were on Thursday seized by sleuths of Food Cell.

The seizure was made during raids conducted by the Food Cell attached to the Directorate of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs on a tip-off, police sources said.

The rice was allegedly meant to be sold in open market after polishing them without proper permits.

PTI