The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested seven accused including two Scrap Dealers of Hyderabad based private company; an AGM of Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (MIDHANI); an Assistant Commandant & one Constable, both of Telangana State Special Protection Force (SSPF), Hyderabad and two casual employees of MIDHANI.

A case was registered against two Scrap Merchants of Hyderabad based private firm & others. It was alleged that the accused entered into a conspiracy with others including temporary/ casual employees of Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd. (MIDHANI), Hyderabad, a Constable of Telangana State Special Protection Force and unknown others to divert valuable raw/ finished/ semi-finished materials in a clandestine manner from MIDHANI, Hyderabad to the godown of Scrap Dealers. It was further alleged that the said scrap merchants agreed to pay illegal gratification to the Temporary/ Casual employees and other public servants.

During investigation, CBI intercepted the vehicle while transferring 950 kgs (approx.) of precious material and caught the two Scrap Merchants who were stealing the precious metal scrap along with two Temporary Employees of MIDHANI (private persons), driver of the vehicle and other accused.

Searches were conducted at 06 locations in Hyderabad at MIDHANI and other premises of accused which led to recovery of incriminating documents & mobile phones containing incriminating evidence; some details of payments made by the Scrap Merchants to the Temporary Employees of MIDHANI and certain officials of MIDHANI.

All the arrested accused will be produced before the Competent Court.