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Vikash Sharma

Khordha: In yet another instance of hooliganism by stone mafia in Khorda district, the vehicle of a Tehsildar was ransacked by a group of unidentified miscreants near Gada Khorda area on Thursday.

As per reports, the local Revenue Inspector intercepted a stone-laden tractor allegedly trafficking the material and sized the vehicle. Later a group of persons attacked the Tehsildar’s vehicle when the Revenue Inspector was bringing the tractor to Jatni. The concerned official also sustained minor injuries in the attack.

It is alleged that the miscreants managed to decamp with the stone-laden tractor after resorting to vandalism.

Following the incident, police swung into action and efforts have begun to nab the miscreants involved in the attack.

“A person was carrying some stones in a tractor when Jatni revenue inspector intercepted it. We have registered a case and soon the culprits involved in the attack will be arrested,” said Khorda SP, Ajay Pratap Swain.
It is not for the first time that the officials of revenue department were attacked by stone mafia in Khordha district.

On November 5, the Tehsildar of Bolagarh, Dhobei Nayak sustained multiple injuries after he was allegedly attacked by a stone smuggling gang near Gopalpur in the district.

Nayak was assailed along with some other staff of the Tehsil when they reached a morrum quarry at Gopalpur to conduct a raid.

Notably, Tangi Tehsildar was also attacked by stone mafia during a raid in the region couple of months back.

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