Two held for looting cigarettes worth Rs 1 Crore in Khurda


Khurda: Tangi police today arrested two inter-state dacoits for allegedly looting cigarettes worth more than Rs one crore from a container truck in Khurda district.

The accused have been identified as Amit Chopra and Amit Choudhury.

According to sources, the accused persons had looted 390 cartons of cigarettes from a container truck on NH-16 at Ugratara Chhak under Tangi police limits in Khurdha district.

Later, the owner of the truck has lodged a police complaint regarding the incident. Based on the complaint police have lodged a manhunt to nab the accused.

Today the cops team was successful in apprehending the accused and also seized 238 cartons of cigarettes and cash Rs 10 lakh from their possession, informed sources.

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