Jalpaiguri, 25th January: Minister for Food & Supplies, Jyotipriya Mallick, has issued instructions to seal three rice mills accusing the mills of taking government paddy and not providing the processed rice. The Minister has warned that the mill owners will be arrested if necessary.
On Saturday, the Minister for Food & Supplies, Jyotipriya Mallick, held a meeting at the Jalpaiguri District Magistrate’s office. The Principal Secretary of Department of Food Ajay Agarwal, District Magistrate Abhishek Tiwari, BDOs and representatives of all Superintendents of Police were present during the meeting.
The Minister for Food & Supplies alleged that a complaint has been lodged at the Police station against three rice mills of the Jalpaiguri district. Currently, a rice mill in Maynaguri has been instructed to be sealed. Meanwhile, two other rice mill owners of the district have not provided the processed rice after taking paddy from the State Government. He has issued instructions to take strict measures against them as well.