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Two from Odisha arrested for smuggling diamonds worth Rs 50 lakh in Chhattisgarh

10/06/2022 at 6:55 PM

Raipur, June 10: At least two persons have been arrested by the Chhattisgarh police after they were caught smuggling diamonds worth over Rs 50 lakh.

The accused have been identified as Khokan Dhali and his son Biplab. The duo hails from Nabarangpur district in Odisha.

Based on specific inputs, the Sobha police in Chhattisgarh had laid a trap and nabbed the father-son duo when they were travelling with the diamonds on a two-wheeler.

The police have informed that they have recovered a total of 745 pieces of rough diamonds from the accused.

 “A case under sections 379, 34 of the IPC and 4(21) of the Mining Act has been registered against the accused as they could not produce relevant documents regarding the possession of the diamonds.” JR Thakur Superintendent of Police in Gariabandh district said.

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