62 sacks of VGF rice seized

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

.Sixty two sacks of rice meant for distribution among poor people under the Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme were seized in Tarash upazila of Sirajganj on Monday, reports UNB.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Iffat Jahan said 69 sacks of VGF rice were allocated for the poor and helpless people of ward-2 of Tarash municipality on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

However, councilor Bakul Hossain distributed only seven sacks of rice among them and sold the remaining 62 sacks in the black market.

Receiving the information, the UNO conducted a drive and recovered the VGF rice, he said, adding that the seized rice was kept at the government silo.

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