Crackdown against sugar hoarders has been kicked off across Punjab following Lahore High Court (LHC) ruling, setting per kilogram sugar price at Rs40 as administration deployed heavy police contingents on sugar mills on the directives of Punjab government and seized two million bags of sugar. Provincial government has commenced raids on sugar mills across Punjab province in order to comply with LHC verdict, sources said. According to sources, hundreds of thousands of maund sugar has been seized from the godowns of five sugar mills in Rahim Yar Khan, 2 mills in Kot Addu, Sadiqabad and Nankana Sahib each whereas one sugar mill in Bhawalpur, Bhawalnagar, Rajanpur, Pattuki and Mandi Bahauddin each. DCO Rajanpur said 2,92,780 sugar pouches have been seized from Rajanpur sugar mills and police have been deployed whereas DDO Revenue Kotaddu said more than 400,000 sugar bags recovered from two sugar mills in tehsil. Similarly, 2,91,305 sugar pouches from Phalia Sugar Mill and 3,50,000 sugar sacks stocked in Patoki sugar mill have been taken into custody following police raid on stockroom. Police troops have been deployed on most of sugar mills throughout Punjab to stop sugar hoarding, provincial sources concluded.