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SOT RACHAKONDA BUSTED THE SPURIOUS SEED RACKET

Hyderabad: June 12 ( PMI ) Operations Team (SOT), LB Nagar Zone along with Police Hayathnagar PS & agriculture officials conducted surprise raid and nabbed a person namely Garineni Phani, R/ On 11.06.2021 at evening hours, acting on specific information, the sleuths of Special o Hayathnagar, N/o Galapuram village, Peddakorapadu mandal of Guntur district at his illegal go down located under the limits of Pasumamula village of Hayathnagar mandal and seized (3875) packets of spurious red-chilli seed branded as BIBO-HYTHI, BIBO-9 & BIBO-CHAITHRA along with (41) Kgs of loose seed from his possession.

DETAILS OF ACCUSED PERSONS:

  1. Garineni Phani Gopal S/o Samba Siva Rao, age; 40 years, Occ; Business, R/o H.No.2-95, Kala Nagar, Hayathnagar, RR district, N/o H.No.1-84, Galapuram (V), Peddakorapadu mandal, Guntur district.

SEIZED MATERIAL:

  1. (3875) packets of spurious red chilli seeds branded as BIBO-HYTHI, BIBO-9 & BIBO-CHAITHRA, each weighing about (10) grams and total weighing about (38.75) KGs,
  2. (41) KGs of loose red chilies seed,
  3. (2000) empty red chilli seed packets branded as BIBO-HYTHI, BIBO-9 & BIBO-CHAITHRA,
  4. One weighing machine,
  5. One sewing machine,

Total worth of seized property is Rs.60,00,000/- (Sixty Lakhs only)

                                                                                                                                                                                 

BRIEF FACTS:

The accused G.Phani Gopal has been running seeds business at Munuganur village of Hayathnagar mandal. According to the license granted to him, he has to store and sell the approved BIBO BRNAD red chilli seed from his licensed premises.  But under the guise of Bibo brand, since some period, he used to sell the spurious red chilli seed branded as BIBO-HYTHI, BIBO-9 & BIBO-CHAITHRA to the gullible farmers.  In fact, he has no license to manufacture any type of seed under seed act.  However, he used to procure the loose seed from different farmers in retail, store it in his illegal godown located under the limits of Pasumamula (V) of Hayathnagar mandal, RR district, pack the same in unbranded covers as noted above and sell it to the gullible farmers under the cover of brnaded Bibo seed and thereby he has been earning easy money.

            Yesterday i.e. on 11.06.2021 at evening hours, on receipt of specific information, the sleuths of Special Operations Team (SOT), LB Nagar Zone along with Police Hayathnagr PS with the help of Agriculture officials conducted surprise raid on the illegal godown of the accused a,nd caught him in possession of (3875) packets of spurious red chilli seed branded as BIBO-HYTHI, BIBO-9 & BIBO-CHAITHRA,(41) Kgs of loose seed, (2000) empty seed covers of different brands along with packing equipment.  Seized the above material from his possession and handed to Hayathnagar PS for further proceedings.

            The above arrests were made under the supervision of Sri Mahesh M Bhagwat, IPS., Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda, Sri G.Sudheer Babu, IPS, Addl. Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda, Sri Sunpreeth Singh, IPS., Dy. Commissioner of Police, LB Nagar Zone and under the guidance of Sri J.Surender Reddy, Deputy Commissioner of Police, SOT Rachakonda with the presence of Smt Sriuma, MAO of Abdullapurmet mandal, by Sri Surender, Inspector of Police Hayathnagar PS, Sri K.Murali Mohan, Inspector of Police Vanasthalipuram PS, Sri T.Ravi Kumar, Inspector of Police, Sri A.A Raju, Sub-Inspector of Police and staff of Special Operations Team, LB Nagar zone, Rachakonda ( PRESS MEDIA OF INDIA )

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