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Police seize 56 tonne stolen paddy from a rice mill in Jajpur, arrests one

Jajpur: Jagatsinghpur police have seized 56 tonne paddy from a rice mill in Chhatia area of Jajpur and arrested one  Sheikh Kalimuddin from Neulpur village in connection with the case.

Kalimuddin had allegedly taken paddy from a mandi after submitting a fake registration number.

The accused had taken a truck load of paddy from Biridi mandi and another from Tirtol. After the truck failed to reach Bargarh by January 23, owner of the mill filed a complaint at the Jagatsinghpur police station.

As per the direction of the Superintendent of Police, a team of cops led by SDPO Prakash Pal raided the rice mill last night and seized the paddy.

“We have arrested the prime accused in the case. He used fake name to steal the truck loaded with paddy,” Pal said.

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