Bhadrak: An Additional Tehsildar and a Revenue inspector (RI) sustained severe injuries after suspected sand mafia barged inside the RI office at Manjuri Road under Bhandaripokhari police limits in Bhadrak district and attacked them today.
According to reports, Additional Tehsildar Sarat Chandra Swain, RI Ram Narayan Samal and another staff identified as Pradeep Kumar Jena have been admitted to Bhandaripokhari Community Health Centre (CHC) for treatment.
If sources are to be believed, RI Ram Narayan Samal had intercepted two sand-laden tractors. However, the drivers managed to escape by dumping the sand. In the meanwhile, Samal seized their mobile phones and noted the registration number of the tractors. On intimation, Additional Tehsildar Sarat Chandra Swain also reached the spot to take stock of the situation.
Later, around 10 unidentified men barged into the RI office when Samal and Swain were having some discussions and attacked them sticks.
Additional Tehsildar Sarat Chandra Swain sustained critical injuries and other also suffered injuries in the sudden attack by suspected sand mafia.