Kasargod: CBI officials have seized bags of subsidized ration rice illegally hoarded in a private godown for sale. The rice was meant for civil supply outlets for distribution and was recovered at Vidya Nagar in Kasargod district.

CBI sleuths from Kochi conducted the raids. The raids were held in Kasargod and was part of an operation involved in swindling of sacks of rice from Malappuram and Tikkodi.

The officials recovered hundreds of sacks of rice under the label of FCI from the private godown. Further, 3500 kilos of rice labelled from a private company too was recovered from the same godown.

The godown of the civil supplies department and the private company godown function in the same building.  CBI has also got evidence of the rice being packed in sacks under a branded label.