A ration dealer was arrested today on charges of black marketing sugar meant for public distribution in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, the police said.
On a tip-off, a police team raided a house in Dalyoye village and arrested Pritam Singh. He was trying to sell the sugar in the open market, an official said here.
Eight sugar bags of the food, civil supplies and consumer affairs department, each weighing 50 kg, were seized during the raid, he said.
Singh has been booked under the Essential Commodities Act, the official said, adding that his ration store was also sealed.