Huge quantity of pilferaged iron bars seized, 2 held

Excelsior Correspondent
POONCH, Apr 24: The police arrested two persons and seized huge quantity of ‘illegaly-ferried’ iron bars in Mandi area of Poonch district.
Officials sources said that a tractor loaded with huge quantity of iron bars, was intercepted by a police team at a naka in Mandi area today.
“With no significant construction going on in the area, the duo was subjected to questioning, however, they couldn’t justify their position and as such were arrested on the spot”, they said.
Confirming the seizure, SHO Mandi Bashir Kohli said that two persons identified as Mohammad Lateef, son of Noor Din (tractor driver) and (Saria purchaser) Mohammad Akram, son of Mir Mohammad, both residents of Arai, Mandi were arrested after a naka laid on the directions of SSP Poonch Dr Vinod Kumar.
An FIR number 45/21 under sections 409,109 IPC has been registered at Police Station Mandi and further investigations was initiated, the officer said.
Meanwhile sources revealed that a local store-keeper, who also happens to be a Village Level Worker, suspected to have been involved in the act and has gone underground soon after the news about the seizure spread.