Huge fertiliser seized in Thakurgaon
More than 600 sacks of fertiliser were seized from a dealer shop at Gorea Hat of the district town on Monday evening.
The shop has been sealed off for hoarding fertiliser illegally, assistant commissioner (land) Shahedul Islam who led the mobile court said.
Assistant commissioner (land) Shahedul Islam and police said an authorised fertiliser dealer for Shukanpukhuri union under Sadar upazila Mizanur Rahman hoarded 612 sacks fertiliser in his shop 'Moushumi Traders' at Gorea market.
Earlier people besieged the shop in the morning as it was selling fertiliser at higher prices although it bought it at previous rate.
Agitated people then asked the dealer to explain the reason.
As Mizanur failed to give satisfactory answer, they informed upazila nirbahi officer Touhidul Islam over cell phone.
The UNO asked executive magistrate, also assistant commissioner (land) Shahedul Islam and upazila agriculture extension officer Moskar Ali to investigate the matter.
Immediately, a team along with forces, raided the godown of the shop in the area at around 6:30pm and found 612 sacks of fertiliser in it.
AC land Shahedul Islam said 640 sacks of fertiliser were drawn on 26 May at previous rate.
The fertiliser was supposed to be kept at the dealer's godown at Shukanpukhuri union. But it was transferred to Gorea market in a bid to sell at higher prices, he said.
Owner of the shop Mizanur Rahman fled the scene but his manager Shahidul Islam was arrested.