Rourkela: The general manager
of a mining company was arrested on Tuesday in Orissa`s mineral
rich Sundargrh district for alleged illegal extraction of
iron ore, the police said.
Bijay Ray, the General manager of Orissa Manganise and
Minerals Company, was arrested following raids conducted on
the company premises the Koida area of the district and
seizure of about 18,000 tonnes of iron ore, it said.
He would be produced in a court shortly.
The crackdown on illegal mining units has been
conducted for the last four months by the Rourkela police in
the iron ore and manganese-rich Koida mining division.