A man was detained under the Goondas Act for his involvement in the smuggling of rice meant for supply under the public distribution system (PDS) on Tuesday.

Police sources said that Ahamed Ali (41), a resident of Bhavani, was having 35 cases pending against him in various districts. He surrendered before a court in Coimbatore recently.

On instructions from Collector C. Kamaraj, police detained Ahamed Ali under the Goondas Act.

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