San Khemundi, Aug 22.09: Villagers of Kolidaspur under the Hinjili police limits today reportedly set a tractor, a JCB and a tipper on fire which were allegedly being used for illegal sand mining in river bed near the village.
The locals have repeatedly complained to the administration about the illegal sand mining, but the administration has turned deaf ears to the plea.
Opposing the callous attitude, locals took law into their own hands and torched the vehicles used in sand mining.
According to locals, illegal sand mining and smuggling continues in Alpur, Sikiri, Kolidaspur areas since days. They allege that the riverbed will be damaged due to the illegal sand mining.