Hailakandi: An FIR has been lodged against Secretary, Mohanpur GPSS Limited, Aftabuddin Laskar for gross misappropriation of NFSA rice to the tune of Rs 40 lakh. An FIR was loged by Sub Inspector, Food and Civil Supplies and Corporate Affairs, Dibyajit Pathak at Algapur Police Station against Laskar on Saturday. A case no.100/20 under Section 420/409 read with Section 7 under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 was registered against Laskar.
Though Laskar has lifted the allotted rice from the FCI on February 23, he did not distribute the 1,858.20 quintals of rice to the 42 numbers of fair price shop dealers under his GPSS for the month of March amounting to Rs.40 lakh. 33,315 number of beneficiaries are under Mohanpur GPSS Limited. The administration has terminated his licence and has tagged it with the nearest GPSS. Meaanwhile, Circle Officer, Algapur, PK Gupta accompanied by police sealed the godown.