Khurda: The Crime Branch’s Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday interrogated the IIC of Khurda Sadar police station, Bikram Jena, and tehsildar Subhendra Samal in connection with illegal stone mining in the district.
Later, the tehsildar told the media that he had not shown any undue favour to anyone and he was also not aware of any political links in the mining racket.
The Sadar IIC denied any complicity in the crime. “I have no role in influencing and encouraging the stone mafia. I will provide all the details in the case sought by the STF and cooperate with the investigation,” he added.