7 held for transporting iron ore

Rourkela: Seven persons were arrested for illegally transporting iron ore and metal scraps in Sundargarh district. Three persons were arrested from Ranisala village under Koida police limit for illegal transportation of iron ore from Koida mines area last night, police said.

Altogether 25 tonnes of iron ore stocked in Patabeda forest under Koida police limit were also seized. Four others were arrested from Kuanramunda and Rajgangpur and a metal scrap loaded mini-truck and stocked scraps were seized from a godown under Rajgangpur police limit last night, police said.