Bhubaneswar, April 16: Basing on intelligence input regarding organized inter-state cargo theft of Ferro-Chrome, STF conducted multiple raids at various places near Manguli Cuttack in the last two days.
During these raids, an inter-state gang operating in multiple states like Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand etc., was busted and a huge quantity of stolen cargo of Ferro-chrome (weighing around 214 Tons ) was seized. In this connection 3 cases have been registered and six accused persons namely Ajit Gupta, Santosh Kumar Verma, Babli Gupta, Kundan Paswan, Nanda Kishore Singh and Radheshyam Gupta were arrested. It is estimated that market value of seized Ferro-chrome would be more than Rs 2 Crore. Also other materials like 3 trucks, generator set, electric sewing machine etc were also seized. Further investigation is on.
It is learnt that the gang member would either remove or steal the cargo from the trucks while it is being transported to consignee at various ports. Generally Ferro-Chrome is exported from India through various ports to different countries like Japan, South korea etc.