Collector A. Suganthi has issued an order detaining a 36-year old man V. Rajagopal, who was arrested for possessing rice meant for public distribution during a vehicle check at Avudaiyarkovil last month, under the Prevention of Black Marketing Act for six months.

The youth was transporting three tonnes of rice from Ettichery to his residence at Avudaiyarkovil. The food cell police team led by inspector Ambedkar registered a case of hoarding. Mr. Rajagopal has been lodged in the Central Prisons in Tiruchi.

More In: TAMIL NADU | NATIONAL