The local administration has seized 10 sacks of rice meant for distribution among the ultra poor under the vulnerable group feeding (VGF) programme from Sorerhat village in Bagha upazila of Rajshahi.
Based on secret information, a team of the local administration led by assistant commissioner (land) Imrul Kayes conducted the drive at the house of Lalon, brother of local Awami League leader Arab Ali Sardar, and seized the sacks of 500kg rice on Saturday night, said Nazrul Islam, chairman of Gorgori Union Parishad.
The chairman also said the administration distributed 19 metric tonnes rice to 990 VGF cardholders on Thursday, reports UNB.
Awami League leader Arab Ali Sardar was in the committee formed for the rice distribution.
The accused went into hiding just after the incident.
Besides, Arab Ali's cell phone was found switched off while he was tried to reach over the phone.