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FCS&CA dealer supplies ‘rotten’ rice to consumer, inquiry initiated
2/27/2020 10:39:23 PM
Asif iqbal Naik
Early Times Report

Kishtwar, Feb 27: In an alleged case of supply of rotten rice to its customers by Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) department, Additional District Development Commissioner Kishtwar Mohammad Hanief Malik today order on spot inspection of the sale depot through Tehsildar Drabshalla.
As per the details available with Early Times, one Mohammad Rafiq Son of Abdul Subhan Resident of Chamoti Drabshalla today approached the office of ADDC Kishtwar and displayed the rotten rice before the senior official alleging that the dealer at store supplied him the unhygienic and rotten rice as a result of which his family members including his wife and children fell ill after they consumed it.
He said that on complaint to the dealer he instead of replacing the rice provided to him started using harsh language with him added that even the wheat supplied to the consumers often gives foul smell.
After hearing the applicant besides checking the quality of the rice ADDC Kishtwar immediately directed Tehsildar Drabshalla to conduct on spot verification of the said depot.
Speaking to Early Times, FCS&CA dealer Mohammad Yousaf admitted that the rotten rice was wrongly provided to the applicant by a helper assisting him at the sale depot adding that after he came to know about the matter, he immediately ask the applicant to get the rice consignment back so that he could provide him the better quality rice. He said that the applicant instead of visiting to sale depot rushed with complaint in the office of ADDC Kishtwar.
Meanwhile a team of revenue officials from Drabshalla including two Naib Tehsildars conducted the raid in the government run sale depot and took the sample of the wheat and rice dumped in the said sale depot. The official at the helm of the affairs said that the revenue officials who visited the depot found 50 bags of wheat and rice dumped inside the depot adding that they also found one bag of rice in the depot which apparently looked unfit for consumption.
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