In a reported incident, the employees of a Fair Price Depot (FPD) located at Paduvarahalli (Vinayak Nagar) in city, were taken to task by an angry mob of residents yesterday, accusing the FPD of diverting the rice meant for distribution under ‘Anna Bhagya’ scheme to a hotel.

The residents, who stormed the FPD run by Janahita Sahakara Sangha, took control of the rice that was available in the shop and questioned the staff.

Food Inspector Anasuya who rushed to the spot upon learning of the incident, inspected the shop and also received public complaints on the alleged illegal sale of rice.

Anasuya, later, said that she has received complaints of unauthorised sale of 50 kgs of rice meant for distribution under Anna Bhagya scheme.

Although it was prima facie found that the man who purchased the rice too was a BPL card holder, the rice in question has been seized.

A report will be sent to the DC in this regard following which action will be taken based on the DC’s direction, she said and added that facts will be known only after checking the rice stock at the shop and the quantity of distributed rice.

Former Corporator Sriram, Paduvarahalli Ramakrishna and others took part in the protest.

Jayalakshmipuram Police who rushed to the spot, provided adequate security.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore