Illegal coal depots busted in Angul

Angul: Police today unearthed two illegal coal depots near Brahamani River basin in Santhapda village under Talcher Police limits of Angul and seized more than 350 tonnes of coal.

As part of their drive to check illegal mining and smuggling, police have been conducting several raids in the district. Acting on a tip-off, police officials along with Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) staff busted the unauthorized depots, informed sources.

Sources said police have handed over the seized coal to the General Manager of Lingaraj coal mines.

Further investigation in this connection with the matter is underway.