Rourkela, Oct 26(LocalWire): Three persons were arrested on charge of illegal iron scrap trading and 60 metric tonnes of scraps valued at Rs.10 lakh seized during a raid at Khariabahal slums in Sector-2 area here, police said today.
The seizures were made yesterday and the arrested were identified as Kapildev Singh Muni, an alleged dealer of the banned scrap trade and his two associates Hashibul and Sheikh Saha Alam, deputy superintendent of police DSP Jyotirmaya Bhukta, said.
The seized materials included iron scrap of different kinds, purchased household materials and stolen materials.
Scrap trading of such nature has been banned by the police in the city for a long time.
Only during small intervals such restrictions are lifted leading to large scale scrap trade, he said.
The DSP said investigation was on to ascertain the brokers and the end purchasers of the scraps and they would be nabbed soon.