In a surprise raid, revenue and police officials seized 20 bags each containing 50 kg of ration rice from two houses.
Led by S. Rajendran, tahsildar, a team comprising K. Renukadevi, taluk supply officer, inspected the residence of Shanmugam at Thanjoor village near Tirumayam and seized 10 bags of ration rice on Saturday. On sighting the officials, the dealer sped off from the scene.
A case has been registered against him. Kosalaraman, inspector, Food Cell Wing, Thanjavur, raided the residence of Beer Mohamed at Rajagopalapuram here on Friday.
“We seized 10 bags of special ration rice suppslied on the occasion of Ramzan,” said Mr. Rajendran. The raid was conducted following a tip-off to Collector V. Kalaiarasi .
Food Cell police have registered a case and released Beer Mohamed on personal bail in the wake of the festival.