STF destroys cargo theft racket in cuttack and grabs huge cache of hard coke
Cutoff: State Criminal Branch Special Task Force (STF) on Sunday dismantled a major cargo theft racketeering in Gopalpur under the confines of Choudwar police in Cuttack district and arrested four people in this regard. .
STF officials said a raid was carried out on the stockyard of cargo theft veteran Ajay Pradhan over the illegal transport and storage of stolen hard coke and loaded chrome.
“Based on reliable information, a raid was carried out in Gopalpur, Chowdwar in Cuttack district by STF team against illegal cargo theft in the sock yard of veteran cargo theft criminal Bhuan @ Ajay Pradhan S / o. Kailaish Ch Pradhan from Gopalpur PS. Choudwar Dist. Cuttack today, ie 03/10/2021, âthe STF said in a statement.
âDuring the raid, the team may be able to seize 37 tons of stolen hard coke, 3 tons of Charge Chrome, two trucks, a JCB, two motorcycles and other offending items,â he added.
The STF indicated that four accused had been apprehended in this context. They could not produce any valid authority to support the transport / storage of this stolen hard coke and the Chrome charge.
A case under sections 379/411/413/120 (B) / 34 IPC has been registered in this regard at Choudwar Police Station and further investigation is underway.
âDuring this year, so far, STF has taken strong action against such an organized racketeering of theft of goods in various districts of Odisha and seized a huge amount of hard coke (299 tons), Charge Chrome ( 219 MT), Coal (150 tons), 26 number of heavy goods vehicles / JCB / Hywa etc. In this regard, 32 people were arrested / apprehended â, indicated the STF.