1 crore rupees cigarette loot: 2 traders in Madhya Pradesh

Khurda: A special team of Odisha police managed to apprehend two persons from Indore in Madhya Pradesh while carrying out the investigation into the robbery of a cigarette-laden truck on NH-16 near Ugratara Chak in Tangi, Khurda. The accused have been identified as Amit Chopra and Amit Chaudhary of Pitambar Ram Ratan Colony in the city. Both the accused are businessmen.
According to reports, unidentified miscreants attacked the driver of the truck on 4 November and looted a cigarette worth more than Rs 1 crore. The miscreants looted the driver and arm with truck and consignment and dumped him nearby. Forest.Following the incident, a special team under Khurda SP comprising Balugaon SDPO and IIC of Tangi Police station was formed. Acting on a tip-off that a trader in Indore had purchased a huge cache of cigarettes, the special team launched a raid.Senior police officials informed that 238 cartons of cigarettes and Rs 10 lakh cash has been seized from the two traders. The cash was reportedly collected after the sale of 68 cartons from the stolen consignment.
“The total value of the stolen consignment is worth Rs 1.46 crores and we have recovered cigarette stock worth Rs 1.02 lakhs from the Indore traders,” informed Khurda SP Ajay Pratap Swain.
“We have arrested the traders and they will be produced in court soon,” Swain said.
As to the stock price, Rs 30 lakh is to be recovered, further investigations are underway to ascertain the involvement of other miscreants, Swine said.

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