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Sand smuggling bid by goods train foiled in Kalyansinghpur

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Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of busting a major racket smuggling sand by goods train in Cuttack, the district administrative officials on Friday foiled a similar bid in Kalyansinghpur of Rayagada district.

The matter came to light after the Revenue department officials conducted a surprise check at Bhalumaska station and found that tonnes of sand being transported in three wagons of a goods train.

According to reports, the sand was being transported to Laxmipur in Koraput.

A detailed investigation has now started into the incident while the goods train has been detained by the district administration.

Earlier, the Cuttack district administration had also intercepted a goods train at Nergundi station while transporting sand illegally to Uttar Pradesh on September 9.

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