Cuttack: A special squad comprising civil supplies officials and police on Thursday seized 49 LPG gas cylinders from a house at Nuasahi in Jobra area of Cuttack.
The raid was a part of a drive launched by the district administration to crackdown on blackmarketing of cooking gas cylinders, official sources said.
After getting reliable information, the special squad raided the house of one Bibhu Ranjan Nayak of Nuasahi and found 49 LPG gas cylinders.
“After the preliminary investigation, the police learnt that the gas cylinders were procured in order to sell it to the perspective buyers during the upcoming Durga Puja.” said a civil supplies officer.
The accused person, along with the seized gas cylinders and other belongings have been handed over to the police and further investigation is underway, sources said.