Staff Reporter :
IN a special drive to curb business of illegally procured scrap in twin-cities of Bhilai and Durg, the police teams on Tuesday carried out raids simultaneously at outlets of various scrap dealers and confiscated a huge stock of scrap worth over Rs 32 lakh, suspected to be procured illegally. In this connection police also seized five four-wheelers, being used for transporting and procuring illegal scrap. Police sources informed that as per directives issued by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Durg office, all Station House Officers (SHOs) and Police Post In-charge officials carried out raids at various outlets of scrap dealers simultaneously.
The police teams comprised of 70 police officials and personnel, carried out raids under close supervision of gazetted rank police officials. Police sources further informed that in this connection by serving notices police summoned as many as 13 scrap dealers including Jethuram Sahu, Anuj Chandrakar, Sushil Singh, Ajmal, Sitara of Supela, Bhilai; Lalit Sahu of Viashali Nagar, Bhilai; Hamid Khokhar of Kelabadi, Durg; Devanand Soni of Gayanagar, Durg; Sakir Khan and Nadim Khan of Takiyapara, Durg; Imtiyaz Khan of Kailash Nagar, Jamul Guddu Itwari of Machhali Market, Khursipar, Bhilai and Pramod Kumar of Hathkhoj, Bhilai-3. The police have seized the suspected illegal stock of scrap under sections 41, 1 and 4 of Criminal Procedure Code. The police are further investigating the matter.
It needs a mention that while carrying out raids, police seized as many as 215 empty gas cylinders from Chikhali, Durg go-down of Hamid Khokhar and 106 aluminum plates and power cables from the go-down of Imtiyaz Khan in Light Industrial Area, Jamul. In the Durg Police Subdivision, the police team seized a huge stock of scrap worth over Rs 23.83 lakh cumulatively, suspected to be procured illegally. Rohit Kumar Jha, ASP (City) informed that police teams carried out raids at various outlets of scrap dealers and seized the stock of scrap suspected to be illegally procured. He added that the scrap dealers were served notices for producing relevant documents regarding stock of scrap in their possession.