Bhubaneswar, Nov 25: In a joint forest raid by the forest wing of Vigilance on Friday, minor minerals worth Rs 54.2 lakh have been seized.
Acting on tip-off, Vigilance sleuths intercepted three trucks transporting minor minerals at Kantagadia, Chandikhol Chhak and Deuli in Jajpur district.
The team seized 18 cum (cubic metre) of black granaite stone and 230 cft sand along with the three trucks. Officials said that the minor minerals were being transported illegally without any permit.
In this connection, three forest cases have been registered and further investigation is continuing.