STF Raids Illegal Crusher Units In Khordha

Khordha: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch today raided illegal stone crusher units in the district. As many as 10 teams of the STF headed by SP, Rahul P.R conducted raids in Shania, Jodamba, Badasaunli, Kalinga, Sankhari, Kaluchua, Hanumantha Hills and three other locations.

In June the STF had arrested Sanjay Paikray, the kingpin of an illegal mining quarry on government land in Tapang under Khordha Sadar police limits. STF officials said that the stone crusher units are likely to be sealed.

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 blast in quarries,” said an STF official.

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