2 coal-laden trucks seized, 2 held in Balasore

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Balasore: Balasore police seized two coal-laden trucks on NH-16 near Bharat Petrol Pump under Khantapada police limits last night and arrested two persons involved in the illegal coal transporting.

According to police, getting specific inputs a team of Khantapada police swung into action and intercepted two trucks late in the night.

During search cops found one truck was carrying 20 tonnes of coal while another one was loaded with 15 tonnes. The heavy vehicles were carrying coal from Bhadrak to neighbouring Jharkhand State.

During questioning the truck drivers failed to produce necessary documents for coal transport, following which police seized the vehicles and took them into custody.

The interrogation of the arrested drivers is underway to find out the involvement of any racket in the case.

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