Sand Mafia Tries To Run Over RI In Odisha

Balasore: The crackdown on the sand mafia in Odisha’s Balasore saw a Revenue Inspector (RI) being run over by a dumper during a vehicle inspection at Ambaliaatha square under Jaleswar police limits on Thursday.

The RI, identified as Dilip Chand, sustained severe injuries as the driver of the West Bengal-bound vehicle crushed his foot in an attempt to flee from the spot. He has been admitted to a nearby hospital.

“We were on enforcement duty along with the Additional Tehsildar. A local vehicle ran over my leg when we tried to prevent it from transporting sand illegally,” said  Chand.

Police have started investigating the matter.

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