Over 300 kg precious stones seized in Odisha

Junagarh: Precious stones weighing more than 300 kg have been seized by the STF at Palash village under Junagarh police limits in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, police sources said today.

A person, identified as Sujit Kumar Meher of the village, has been arrested in this connection for  illegal possession and sale of the stones.

During the house search, four gunny bags containing precious stones (Ruby & Panna) weighing 302.18 kg were seized from his possession.

A case under sections 379 and 411 of the IPC and section 12 of the Odisha Mineral Prevention of Theft, Smuggling and other Unlawful Activities Act has been registered.

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