Malkangiri: Odisha police on Saturday busted a racket allegedly involved in the illegal trade of Hanuman coins and arrested three persons in this connection in Chitrakonda Sadar of Malkangiri district.
The accused have been identified as Mohan Trivedi of Odisha, Itham Sethi Venkat Ramana and KrupabharamTrpalli of Andhra Pradesh.
Based on reliable information, a team of Chitrakonda police led by IIC Surya Prakash Patnaik raided the house of Mohan Trivedi at daily market in Chitrakonda Sadar.
The team seized a double barrel gun, 50 antique copper coins, Hanuman coins, deer skin, valuable stones of different colours, Rs 12, 310 cash, a two-wheeler, three mobile phones and ATM cards.
A case has been registered against them at the Chitrakonda police station.