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Mining Mafia Link: Odisha STF Questions Khurda Sadar PS IIC, Tehsildar For Eight Hours

17 August 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das

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Bhubaneswar: Khurda Sadar Police Station (PS) IIC Bikram Jena and Tehsildar Subhendra Samal were on Saturday questioned by the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch (CB) over alleged link with mining mafia.

The IIC and Tehsildar had deposed before the Investigating Officer (IO), dealing with the illegal mining activities, in response to the summons sent by the STF.

Answering query of media persons, Tehsildar Subhendra Samal said, "The Investigating Officer questioned us from multiple angles and we tried to give the exact answer to their queries. As the matter is under investigation we cannot reveal the details."

Similarly, IIC Bikram Jena said, "The Investigating Officer sought various data related to the case. I have submitted the data and as the case is under investigation the details can't be revealed."

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Subhendra Samal, Tehsildar, Khurda

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Bikram Jena, IIC, Sadar Police Station, Khurda