Cotton Co-op manager arrested in Gujarat

Media reports say the Gujarat Police recently took into custody several people including a warehousing manager of Gujarat State Co-Operative Cotton Federation Limited (GUJCOT) for their alleged involvement in adulteration of groundnuts bought from farmers in cahoots with the cooperative society of Junagadh.

The police had registered a complaint for adulteration of 31,000 bags of groundnut stored at a godown in Pedhla village. Magan Zalavadiya the main accused was mainly responsible for mixing soil and gravel with groundnuts.

Nafed which had been appointed by the central government to procure groundnuts had no surveyor to control the quality of procured groundnuts.

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