Addl Tahasildar, 3 RIs hospitalised after attack by sand mafia in Odisha’s Ganjam

Berhampur: An Additional Tahasildar and three Revenue Inspectors (RIs) were hospitalised after allegedly being attacked by sand mafia near Malijagannathpur village in Odisha’s Ganjam district, last night.

Additional Tahasildar Suvendu Kumar Jena, RIs Bhaskar Sahoo, Sitaram Sahoo and Sushant Kumar Behera sustained injuries in the attack and were admitted to the Chatrapur Hospital for treatment.

According to reports, the victims, on getting information about illegal transportation of sand from Rushikulya river shore near the village, had raided the place.

As many as four miscreants attacked the officials, leaving them injured. The attackers also threatened the officials by showing gun and looted gold ornaments, mobile phones and money purses from their possession.

Police have started an investigation into the incident and detained three persons for questioning in this connection.

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