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Mining mafia try to run over trainee IAS officer with JCB

Press Trust of India  |  Raigarh 

mafia allegedly tried to kill an by running his car over with a machine in Chhattisgarh's district, police said Saturday.

The incident took place late Friday night in Timarlaga belt of Sarangarh, of Police said.

On getting information about illegal stone quarrying and dolomite mining, who is posted in as assistant collector, (mining) S S Nag and a inspector left for area, he said.

On spotting in Timarlaga, they stopped for investigation, the additional SP said.

Amrit Patel, whose men were carrying out mining, reached there and allegedly tried to stop the officials from taking any action.

He called up his aides, and when the officials were about to leave, on Patel's direction the of a machine tried to mow down Chaturvedi's car, he said.

The escaped narrowly, but Patel then allegedly assaulted him and Chaturvedi suffered minor injuries, Verma said. Afterwards Patel and his aides fled.

Ten trucks, two machines, four motorcycles, 300 tons of limestone and explosive materials were seized from the spot.

A case was registered against Patel and others under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 506 (criminal intimidation), and efforts were on to nab them, Verma said.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 22:05 IST