Report by Amarnath Parida; Paradip: In a major breakthrough, Paradip police have seized huge quantity of illegal scarps from Sandhkuda area while these was supplying to unscrupulous scrap dealers by a former councilor, Paradip Municipality. Police has arrested former councilor Praffula Parija and forwarded him to the court.
Sources said that former councilor Mr Parija had been pressed some miscreants to steal different materials from the construction site of oil refinery project of IOCL. After selling it, accused person had been sold it to unscrupulous dealers on kilogramme basis to generate income by selling it. On last night, accused person supplied nearly 15 quintals of scrap to unscrupulous traders by mini truck from Sandhkuda area under Paradip police limit area.
Acting on tip off, police raided this mini truck and recovered huge quantity of scraps like aluminum, iron bars, plates, wires, slabs and other stolen materials from the accused person. Police has also found even brand new items like rock bolt plates, nuts and bolts, plumbing parts and several other materials which was stolen from different camps of construction agency of IOCL have also seized from mini truck. On last night, police intercepted to nab the mini truck. Police seized this truck and seized stolen scraps from it.