Five held for looting steel plates worth Rs 56 lakh in Odisha

Jajpur: Police have arrested five inter-state dacoits for allegedly looting steel plates worth Rs 56 lakh of Jindal Stainless Limited at Kalinga Nagar in Odisha’s Jajpur district.

According to reports, as many as 13 bundles of steel plates were being transported by the company to Vizag in a trailer few days ago, when the accused intercepted the vehicle and looted the steel plates. They later sold the plates to a company in Mumbai.

Acting on a complaint lodged by the Jindal Stainless Limited, the Jakhapura police apprehended the five looters in Mumbai. Cops have seized eight bundles of steel plates, a car and a trailer from their possession.

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