STF Nabs Another Mining Mafia In Odisha

Khordha: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a 34-year-old for his involvement in an illegal mining case in the district.

The STF arrested the accused Nalia Kanhalsingh from his village. Police said that the accused was involved in a number of cases of extortion and illegal mining.

“He was also wanted in cases registered under the Arms Act. We are also further verifying his antecedents. He was forwarded to the court today,’ said a police official.

Police said that several gangs are operating stone crushers in and around Khordha area a without any authority or without paying any royalty to the government and thereby cause serious financial loss to the exchequer.

“Several gang members also procure illegal arms and ammunition to terrorize local people, government officials and rival gangs. The gangs also procure explosives illegally for blasts in quarries,” said an STF official.

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