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Ganjam Addl Tehsildar, three RIs attacked by sand mafia during raid

8/05/2022 at 11:22 AM

Chatrapur, May 8: In an audacious act, some sand mafia have allegedly assaulted the Additional Tehsildar of Ganjam and three Revenue Inspectors (RIs) during a raid late last night.

Acting on a tip-off regarding illegal sand mining activities in Rushikulya Riverbed near Mali Jagannathpur village in Ganjam Tehsil, Additional Tehsildar Subhendu Kumar Jena, and three RIs Bhaskar Sahoo, Sitaram Sahoo, Susanta Kumar Behera conducted a raid.

Thereafter, some mafia engaged in illegal sand lifting threatened them not to investigate and leave the place, and later attacked them. As a result, the officials sustained injuries.

Based on the complaint filed by the victims, police have launched a probe into the matter.

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