Jharsuguda: A sand mafia threatened and abused a police constable after he was stopped while transporting sand late yesterday evening at Badheimunda Chhak in Jharsuguda district. A video of the same has gone viral on social media.
According to sources, in a bid to check illegal sand transportation, the district administration has imposed a restriction on transportation of sand after sunset in the district.
A police constable Prasanna Kumar Pradhan along with two security guards of Vedanta were engaged in vehicle checking at Badheimunda Chhak late yesterday evening. Following this Pradhan detained a sand-laden truck belonging to Saurav and opposed the act.
Taking cognizance to the viral video, Jharsuguda SP Aswini Kumar Mohanty ordered a probe into the matter and directed the Jharsuguida IIC to file a case after a probe.
Jharsuguda SP Aswini Kumar Mohanty said,” I came to know the matter after the video surfaced on social media. I have ordered an enquiry into it and Necessary actions will be taken against the accused based on the inquiry reports.”