Maharashtra Sangli Crime News: A team from Sangli Agriculture Department raided a warehouse trying to sell bogus seeds in the market. The agriculture department has raided Islampur and seized 23 lakh 50 thousand soybean seeds. The seeds were being sealed in a 25 kg bag called Garuda Seeds. A case has been registered against company owner Pranab Hasbanis at the police station.
The Department of Agriculture has appointed teams to prevent fraud of farmers by selling seeds and fertilizers during the sowing season. The squad raided the warehouse of Garud Seeds seed company in Islampur on Tuesday. At this time, seeds of KDA 726 variety of soybean were being packed in 25 kg bags. Does the warehouse owner present at the time have seed production license, certification? That is the question. None of these documents were available.
There were no receipts for soybeans purchased for seed production. As a result, the seeds were confiscated and sealed on suspicion of being bogus. The warehouse received 523 bags per 25 kg with a market value of Rs 23 lakh 53 thousand 500. Seed samples have been taken for testing. They will be sent to the laboratory. A case has been registered against Pranab Govind Hasbanis at Islampur police station. Agriculture Officer Sanjay Buwa has lodged a complaint in this regard. Along with Buwa, taluka agriculture officer Bhagwanrao Mane, technical officer Banda Kumbhar, Surendra Patil and Swapnil Mane were involved in the operation.
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