The police made the first arrest on Tuesday night on the fertilizer crisis in Gwalior. Trader Manoj Jain has been arrested after registering an FIR for selling manure sacks in black. Two days ago from the trader’s place, the team of Agriculture Department had caught 84 sacks of manure while sending it to Morena, while the quota of manure is fixed for every district. It is also illegal to sell manure of one district to another district. Right now he was selling DAP compost bags for Rs 1400 to 1500 instead of Rs 1200. This is the first major action of Gwalior in fertilizer. Action will also be taken against the accused businessman for Rasuka. At present, he is being interrogated.
Actually, the business of fertilizers is done from a firm named Rohit-Mohit Kumar Jain located at Rairu intersection of Old Cantonment area. Trader Manoj Kumar Jain does the business of fertilizers. On Monday night, the officials of the Agriculture Department had caught 84 bags of manure being sent out of the district by loading it on a tractor trolley from this shop, in which 42 bags of DAP fertilizer and 42 bags of urea were confiscated by the officials. The farmers present there told the officials that the rate of a sack of DAP fertilizer is Rs 1200, while the trader is selling Rs 1400. At the same time, the rate of one sack of urea is Rs 270 and which is being given at a rate of more than Rs 300. On this, Deputy Director Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development MK Sharma immediately ordered the Inspector of Agriculture Department, Vikaskhand Ghatigaon Sugar Singh to register an FIR against shopkeeper Manoj Kumar Jain. Following the orders, a written complaint was made to the police station. On the complaint of the Inspector of Agriculture Department, an FIR was registered against the accused businessman Manoj Jain for sending out the fertilizers of the district and selling it in black. In this case, on Tuesday night, the police arrested Manoj Kumar Jain, a businessman of Rohit-Mohit Kumar Jain & Sons firm.
Maybe Rasuka’s action
Collector Gwalior Kaushalendra Vikram Singh had already warned on the fertilizer crisis that action would be taken against Rasuka if caught for black marketing of fertilizers. In this case also Collector Gwalior has asked the officers to take action against Rasuka. Collector Singh said that every district has its own quota of fertilizers. In such a situation, it is illegal to sell manure of one district in another district.
case has been registered
In this case, SP Gwalior Amit Sanghi said that a case was registered against a shopkeeper for selling manure in black to farmers at a higher price than the prescribed rate. At the same time, the police has also arrested the shopkeeper. The complaint was lodged by the Inspector of Agriculture Department in the police station. The officials of the Agriculture Department had caught 84 sacks of manure from the shop of this trader, which were being sent to sell in another district.