Kendrapara: The Kendrapara district administration conducted a surprise raid at a sand ghat in Derabish area and seized a tractor early this morning.
According to reports, a team led by Derabish Tehsildar with help of police conducted raids to know illegal sand mining if being undertaken mafias on the river banks. Seeing administrative officials, a tractor, which was loading sand, tried to escape. But to its bad luck, the driver lost control and the tractor over turned. While driver miraculously saved, the team seized the vehicle.
Further investigations are on, said officials.