Addl Tehsildar, 3 RIs Attacked & Looted By Sand Mafia In Odisha’s Ganjam

Berhampur: An Additional Tehsildar and three Revenue Inspectors (RIs) were allegedly attacked by sand mafia during a raid near Malijagannathpur village in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Saturday night.

While Additional Tehsildar Suvendu Kumar Jena and RIs Bhaskar Sahoo, Sitaram Sahoo and Sushant Kumar Behera have been admitted Chhatrapur Hospital, police have detained three persons for questioning.

According to sources, they were attacked while raiding the place following information about illegal transportation of sand from Rushikulya river shore near the village. The four miscreants threatened the officials and looted gold ornaments, mobile phones and wallets at gunpoint.


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