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Police recover stolen tea worth Rs 30 lakh

Darjeeling: The West Bengal police have recovered a huge consignment of stolen tea from Alipurduar.

The tea had been stolen from Assam. A person has been arrested in connection with this incident.

A truck carrying a load of 400 sacks of tea had started from the Chirang district of Assam on August 2 for Bengal. The truck was hijacked midway.

The management of the tea gardens had lodged an FIR with the Assam police. The Assam police had contacted their Bengal counterparts.

"The Assam police had asked us for help. We had got a tip off that the vehicle had entered Alipurduar and they were trying to dispose off the tea. We have recovered the stolen consignment belonging to to Kandua and Dhuli Tea Estates of Assam. The stolen vehicle had already been recovered from Dhupguri. One person has been arrested in this connection," said Nagendra Nath

Tripathi, Superintendent of Police, Alipurduar. Siplu Saha, the arrested was produced at the Chief Judicial Magistrate court on Wednesday. He has been taken to Assam on transit remand. The market value of the tea is Rs 30 lakh.

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