Chhattisgarh police has busted a gang in Raigarh district that was allegedly planning to supply low-grade coal to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
“The gang was engaged in exchanging a portion of high grade coal with the low grade after transporting it from different mines and supplying it to plants set up across the district,” Raigarh Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh mentioned. Seven individuals have been arrested in reference to the incident, he added.
During the raid, carried out on a selected tip off, the police recovered 101.30 tonnes of blended coal from the spot. Singh mentioned the stocked coal was to be equipped to NTPC’s Lara plant.
Country’s largest state-run energy producer is establishing a 4000-Mw energy plant in Lara of Raigarh district. One unit of 800-Mw has already been commissioned. The firm has been procuring coal from the neighbouring state to feed the plant.
The raid was performed at Jai Bhole Coal depot in Delari village below Punjipathra police station space. Singh mentioned preliminary investigation underlined the modus operandi of the gang that was transporting coal from the mines; exchanging a amount with low grade and supplying to completely different crops.
Further investigation is anticipated to reveal what number of corporations have been cheated by the provider and the way a lot coal was equipped to the NTPC.
The NTPC spokesperson couldn’t be contacted for feedback on the difficulty.