Bhubaneswar: Two rice mill owners were arrested by Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch for misappropriation of government rice worth over Rs 4 crores.

The accused have been identified as Dilip Agarwal of Sabitri Industries of Badchana in Jajpur and Pankaj Agarwal of Ganapati Industries in Bhadrak.

Through a tweet, Special Director General of Police (CID, Crime Branch) BK Sharma informed that Dilip Agarwal was arrested for non-delivery of rice worth Rs 3 crore after taking paddy from Agricultural Cooperative Societies.

Similarly, Pankaj had also not delivered paddy worth Rs 1.22 crores and both the accused will be produced before the court today.

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