Bahawalpur: A team consisting of police, intelligence personnel and provincial department officials raided the Sharif family-owned Sugar Mills near Channi Goth and recovered '55,000 sacks of sugar'.
Police and other sources told that the raid was killed after receiving a tip-off from the police's Special Branch.
Sources said that a team comprised of industry officers, police special branch and other law enforcement agencies headed by Ahmedpur Assistant Commissioner raided the mills warehouse and seized the sugar.
He further informed that the warehouse was sealed after seizing bags of sugar worth millions of rupees.
It is to be noted that Sharif family-owned mills in Chini Goth did not work during the recent crushing season as they were closed due to litigation.
However, no press release has been officially issued regarding the export of sugar stored by any government department.
On the other hand, a spokesman for the district police officer, Jam Sajid, confirmed that the mills had been raided, adding that the warehouse was sealed after the raid.
He claimed that no action was taken against the Mills administration to the local police and the district administration is monitoring the matter.
The GeoTV channel quoted the manager of the coincidental Sugar Mills as saying that the stock is older than 2 seasons, which could not be used because of litigation, he dismissed the stock litigation.
It is to be noted that in September 2017, the Lahore High Court awarded Sharif family members owned coincidence Sugar Mills (Channi Goth), Hasib Waqas Sugar Mills (Muzaffargarh) and Chaudhry Sugar Mills (Rahim Yar Khan) for a period of three months. Ordered to move to the location.
The Lahore High Court had heard the decision on a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jahangir Tareen, owner of JW Sugar Mills, stating that the transfer of sugar mills to the new location was being banned.
Earlier, in March 2017, the Lahore High Court ordered the sealing of 2 of the three mills owned by the Sharif family.
Later in September 2018, the Supreme Court rejected the petition filed by the Sharif family against the Lahore High Court decision and ordered the three sugar mills to be moved back from South Punjab to their previous location in Central Punjab.