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CS-CID unit opened in Ariyalur, Pudukottai

Tiruchi Bureau
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For cases under Essential Commodities Act

Support:C. Manoharan, Collector, addressing the media at the inauguration of the office of the Civil Supplies CID in Pudukottai on Wednesday. E.S.Uma, Superintendent of Police, is at left.
Support:C. Manoharan, Collector, addressing the media at the inauguration of the office of the Civil Supplies CID in Pudukottai on Wednesday. E.S.Uma, Superintendent of Police, is at left.

The office of the Civil Supplies CID (CS-CID), a police wing that investigates cases under the Essential Commodities Act, has been opened in Ariyalur and Pudukottai districts.

In Ariyalur, Collector A. Saravanavelraj inaugurated the CS-CID office on Wednesday in the presence of senior police officers. Information on smuggling and hoarding of public distribution system (PDS) commodities could be conveyed to CS-CID Superintendent of Police P. Swaminathan on 90430-06363, Deputy Superintendent of Police G. Srinivasan on 9245176204, and inspector M. Prabhakar on 9443608409, a release here said.

In Pudukottai, the office was opened by C. Manoharan, Collector. E. S. Uma, Superintendent of Police, P. Swaminathan, SP, CS-CID, and G. Srinivasan, DSP, CS-CID, Tiruchi, were present.

A release said information on smuggling and hoarding of PDS commodities could be conveyed to inspector C. Subash Chandra Bose on 98432 93324, and sub inspector S. Gopinath on 9976788959.

The CS-CID police have seized 380 vehicles used for smuggling ration rice worth Rs. 25.71 lakh, kerosene worth Rs. 4.30 lakh, and 2,037 LPG cylinders with government subsidy in Madurai zone till this year. A total of 2,721 persons, involved in the above cases, were arrested.


  • Information on smuggling can be sent to the unit

  • 380 vehicles seized in Madurai zone this year


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