Published On : Fri, Jun 12th, 2015

30 tonnes of coal, attempted to be stolen from Inder Colliery, Kanhan, seized

Nagpur: Attempt to commit theft of coal to the tune of 30 tonnes from Kanhan-based Inder Colliery came to limelight only when two coal-loaded trucks were seized by Kanhan police station on the basis of a complaint filed. The truck Nos are MH 40/Y 1885 and MH 40/ Y 1595. A complaint to this effect was filed by Madhuwarsingh Bhardwaj with Kanhan police which has registered a case.

The incident occurred at about 3.30 am on June 11 in which two trucks (one from Umred and the other from Saoner) got the coal loaded in Inder Colliery of WCL. For committing theft of coal, the on-duty security officials of WCL as well as private security personnel and the depot in-charge are under suspicion for their role. The drivers however fled the spot.

The police have arrested JCB operator Ansari while the drivers of trucks are at large. According to police estimate the 30 tonnes of coal seized amounts to about Rs 60,000. API Ghugal is further investigating the case.

– Rajeev Ranjan Kushwaha ( )