Pradeep Pattanayak

A court on Friday sent sand mafia Krupasindhu Muduli to a two-day police remand in connection with illegal sand mining through fake Y-form (transit pass) in Ganjam district. Continuing its investigation into the matter, police raided Muduli’s house in Lochapada Amartya Nagar on Friday evening.

According to sources, a case was registered against Muduli, a leaseholder, and his associates for their involvement in the illegal lifting of sand with the help of fake Y-forms. He was arrested on October 21. In this connection, the police have so far arrested five persons. 

During the investigation, Ganjam police came to know that they were smuggling sand from Aliabad sand ghat through fake Y-forms. Thereafter, the police lodged another case against Muduli and his associates, identified as Goshnachandra Padhi and Mangaraj Behera on October 26 under Sections 409, 420, 466, 468, 471, 472, and 120 (b) of the Indian Penal Code. 

In July this year, a revenue inspector was allegedly beaten up by sand mafias for opposing the illegal lifting of sand in Ganjam.

  • Reported by:
  • Jagannath Sahu