Customs Officials Uncover Fake Wheat Shipment to Nepal: Maharajganj Revelation Sparks Investigation

Uncover Fake Wheat Shipment to Nepal

Uncover Fake Wheat Shipment to Nepal: In a shocking revelation at the India-Nepal international border, a company managed to send a shipment of wheat to Nepal in excess of the permitted quantity, right under the nose of Sonauli Customs. Upon discovery, customs authorities have blacklisted the firm and launched an investigation into the matter.

The firm in question had received an order to send only 817 metric tons of wheat to Nepal, but it managed to manipulate documents and sent a whopping 1817 metric tons instead. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), an agency under India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry responsible for regulating foreign trade, had granted permission for the export of 817 metric tons of wheat to Nepal on July 21, 2023.

However, the Lalaiyan Pasiya-based Hindustan Industries, a firm, sent nearly 1300 metric tons of wheat to Nepal by falsely declaring the quantity.

Customs records at the Sonauli Customs office are updated to track the quantity of wheat sent by each industry, and any discrepancies must be documented. An investigation into this matter is currently underway. The DGFT’s permission for exporting wheat to Nepal is valid until July 21, 2025. Customs officials at Sonauli Customs are working diligently to unravel this wheat smuggling case.

Deputy Commissioner Rama Kant Tiwari of Nautanwa Customs has confirmed that the case came to light during a review of the shipping documents. Instead of the approved 817 metric tons, the firm’s documents revealed a significant excess in the wheat shipment destined for Nepal. The firm’s warehouse has been sealed, and a thorough investigation is underway. Once the investigation concludes, strict action will be taken against those found guilty.

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