Goa mining scam: Police arrest ‘sub-contractor’

Police on Saturday arrested a resident of Dona Paula near here in connection with an illegal mining scam in which iron ore worth crores was allegedly exported outside the state without valid documents.

The arrest of Prashant Sahoo, who hails from Nagpur in Maharashtra, by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Goa police here came a day after police picked up one Subroto Barok from Gandhinagar. Police suspect thw at Sahoo acted as a sub-contractor for extracting and transporting the ore from a mine in South Goa without proper documentation. Police were on his lookout after investigations revealed his alleged role in the scam.
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