Police bust fake seed racket, 13 arrested

The Ramagundam Police Commissioner’s Task Force on Tuesday night busted an inter-district fake seed racket and arrested 13 involved in sale and purchase of the spurious seeds. The police team found the contraband kept ready to be sold to a fertiliser and seeds shop belonging to one Kothapalli Srinivas, he added. Producing the accused, led by Moola Harish of Manakondur in Karimnagar district, at a press conference, Bellampally ACP Balu Jadhav said the task force team led by ACP Vijay Sarathi raided the college at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday. In a raid conducted at Bellampally Government College in Mancherial district, the police seized 350 kg of loose spurious seeds and 650 packets of 450 gms each of spurious seeds, valued at ? 12.5 lakh, besides 4 cars, an auto, 19 mobile phone instruments, a cheque for ? 1.10 lakh and ?2.53 lakh.


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