Tehsildars Face Action for Role in Sand Mining

Published: 23rd April 2016 06:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2016 06:18 AM   |  A+A-

CUTTACK: The administration is planning to recommend to the State Government to frame charges against three Tehsildars of Cuttack district after an inquiry report revealed their suspicious role in tender fixing by Dhal Samanta brothers for availing sand quarries in Barang, Cuttack Sadar and Damapada tehsils.

Sources said, while probing into illegal sand quarrying activities of the gangster brothers, Commissionerate Police came to know that the duo had availed six quarries illegally by fixing the tender process with help of some of their aides. The police had written a letter in this regard to the district administration in February to conduct an inquiry into the tender process of the six sand quarries and take necessary action.

The six quarries which the siblings had acquired illegally consisted of three in Barang Tehsil, two in Cuttack Sadar and one at Kaliaka Prasad in Damapada Tehsil.

Tehsilda.jpgActing on the direction of Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra, Additional District Magistrate (Revenue) Bibhuti Bhusan Das had conducted an inquiry. The administration also cancelled the licence of the six sand quarries.

Sources said Das, who submitted his report on Friday, has pointed out the suspicious role of former Cuttack Sadar Tehsildar and current Tehsildars of Barang and Damapada in tender fixing by the Dhal Samanta brothers.

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