Deogarh: Barkote police today arrested a youth on the charges of stealing and smuggling diesel in Deogarh district. The arrested accused has been identified as Surendra Mohanty (22) from Rajamunda village.
According to reports, the accused along with his associate used to steal fuel from heavy vehicles of Oriental Construction Company, which is engaged in the widening of NH-49, and illegally sell it across the district.
Following this, one Gautam Patra an employee of the Construction Company, lodged a written complaint at Barkote police station.
On the basis of the FIR, police launched a probe and arrested the accused person in this connection. The cops have also seized the stolen diesel filled in 23 barrels.
The accused was forwarded to court, police said.