Balasore: Sub-Collector of Balasore Kunal Motiram Chavan was critically injured after sand mining mafia attacked him while checking at Fuladi sand sairat within Balasore Sadar Tehsil.
According to reports, the district administration seized several vehicles involved in illegal sand mining and transportation last night from Fuladi.
Today, the Sub-Collector was on his way for inspection when he came across another vehicle transporting sand and intercepted it. After a few moments, a group of people said to be operatives of sand mafia assembled there and allegedly attacked the Sub-Collector.
The Sub-Collector’s driver also faced the wrath of the mafia while trying to save the officials from the violent attack. Besides, the mafia also vandalized the excise department vehicle before fleeing the spot.
Soon after the injured Sub-Collector and the vehicle driver were admitted to Balasore Medical College and Hospital and are undergoing treatment. Following the incident, police forces have been deployed in Fuladi.
On intimation, District Collector Dattatraya Bhausaheb Shinde, SP Sagarika Nath, Sadar SDPO, and MLA Swarup Das reached the hospital and met the injured sub-collector.
Later, SP Sagarika Nath reached the spot and carried out an investigation.
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