The deceased identified as Happy and his associate Dipak Behera were attacked by a group near Jaripada on Gobindpur road on Sunday.
The National Green Tribunal [NGT] slammed the District administration of Balasore over illegal sand mining in Subranarekha riverbed.
As an interim measure, the NGT directed one Rajesh Khatua from Jaleswar, Balasore to deposit Rs 1 crore towards environmental compensation to Odisha Pollution Control Board (PCB) within a period of one month till final computation of environmental compensation is carried out by SEIAA, Odisha.
A bench of Justice B Amit Sthalekar (judicial member) and Saibal Dasgupta (expert member) of the NGT pronounced the judgement on August 30 while hearing a plea of Radhamohan Singh of Mayurbhanj.
As per reports, she was returning home after attending tuition class when the mishap occurred. She died on the spot.
The Sarpanch of Juania Gram Panchayat in Kendrapara’s Aul block has alleged that the mafias are indiscriminately lifting sand illegally from the Kharasrota riverbed posing a great danger to the ecology.
A four-member team of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday visited the Budhabalang riverbed at Mahupura under Badasahi tehsil in Mayurbhanj for the second time to inspect the magnitude of sand theft and its environmental impacts.
Throwing an open challenge to the Police, sand mafia on Sunday attacked an Additional Tehsildar and three Revenue Inspectors (RIs) at the Rushikulya riverbed near Malijagannathpur village under Ganjam police limits.
According to a notification issued by the State Revenue and Disaster Management department, Moharana has been suspended with immediate effect.
The Tehsildar of Badasahi in Mayurbhanj went missing just a day before a sand mafia Pradeep Bindhani was arrested on April 30 for lifting sand way beyond his lease area.
Another about Rs 2 crore has been seized from the premises linked to a person identified as Sandeep Kumar, they said.
During the raid the ED recorded the statement of those who were present at the house of Honey, the nephew of the Chief Minister.
In a bid to investigate the matter, the apex environmental watchdog has set up a committee comprising officials of Central Pollution Control Board, Odisha State Pollution Control Board, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) and the Collector of Sundargarh
The magnitude at which the sand mafias are excavating sand from Balibanta will have a catastrophic impact on the Sun temple and the rich biodiversity.
The operational area of the mafia spans from Balibanta in the north of the Sun Temple to the Balukhand Forest Reserve area including the helipad area. Several footages has been captured that show deep trenches and uprooted trees which are the results of over-excavation.