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24 May 2018, Edition - 1045, Thursday

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Coimbatore

Complainant alleges sale of plastic rice in Tirupur ration shop

Covai Post Network

Image credit : Illustrative Image

Officials of Food Safety Cell in Tirupur have taken samples of rice sold in a ration shop, following complaints that once boiled by it becomes like a plastic and is burning in fire.

One Jayamary of 48th ward in Tirupur, had purchased a rice bag in installment from the ration shop, paying Rs 500 for 25 kg bag valued Rs.1,220 police said.

Jayamary was shocked to notice that the rice was floating in the water while washing and became like a plastic ball after boiling. It bounced like a ball when thrown against the wall and immediately lodged a complaint in the Cell.

Besides, the rice ball also melted when in contact with fire, the complainant said. Based on the complaint, officials from the cell raided the shop and took the samples of the rice purchased by Jayamary, police said.

The people, who gathered at the shop sought to order an inquiry on how rice bags belonging to private firm were sold in Government run shop, they said.