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NOV 17 2016

Hoarding of coal: Cops seize eight trucks, raid depots in Chhattisgarh

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Thu 17th NOV 2016


Police raided a coal depot at Hardi of Hirri area and seized eight trucks following complaints of illegal hoarding and transportation of coal.

The said trucks were coming from Chhal area of Raigarh district. They were stopped at Hardi in Hirri area by additional SP Archana Jha and her team. Seven trucks were loaded with coal while one was empty. The trucks belonged to Bantu Agrawal and Manish Agrawal.

Later, Jha and her team raided three coal depots on Hirri-Kharkena Road. According to sources, police found large quantity of illegally hoarded coal at these depots. Sources claimed that police had been receiving inputs about illegal hoarding and transportation of coal in large quantities from Hirri area. Police have asked mining officials to verify the stocks of coal in these depots.



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