Illegal stone quarrying: 5 tractors seized in Odisha’s Keonjhar, accused flee

Keonjhar: In a crackdown on illegal stone quarrying, police last night seized five tractors and an excavator at Narada village under Ramachandrapur police limits in Odisha’s Keonjhar district.

However, the accused managed to flee the spot taking the advantage of darkness.

Acting on a tip-off about the illegal activity, a police team led by Ghasipura police station SI Biswajit Behera raided the place and seized the vehicles.

Further investigation into the incident was underway. The locals have demanded stringent action against the mafias and permanent closure of  illegal stone quarrying in the area.

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