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Five held for transporting ore

Five persons were arrested for transporting illegally mined iron ore in Odisha’s Sundargarh district, police said on Sunday. Four dumpers have been impounded.

Ore, worth over Rs 2 lakh, had been sourced from a Jharan mine at Joda which was shut down after Odisha government imposed a ban on mining operations, SDPO Bonai R Panigrahi said. The smuggled consignment was being taken to Rourkela, he said.
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