Birgunj – Two police personnel were injured as they were trying to intervene the illegal sand mining from the Oriya River based at Bisanpur of Pipdadi of Jagarnathpur rural municipality- 1 in west Parsa. The injured in the recent incident are Ayush Ray Yadav and Naresh Yadav and they are being treated at the Birgunj-based Narayani Hospital.

According to Hospital’s emergency ward chief Dr Uday Narayan Singh, Ayush Ray had sustained injuries to his left ear while Naresh got his hand fractured and injuries to his leg. Both are out of life threatening condition. They were assaulted as they tried to take three Indian tractors being laden with sand. The clash ensured, the Gadiyani Bhangaha folks attacked a joint security team from the Armed Police Border Outpost Mahadev Patti and Pidariguthi with wooden clubs, shovels and stones as the confiscated vehicles got trapped in the river.

The mob also took away the vehicles, said APF Nepal Border Outpost Pidariguhti’s inspector Basant GC. The situation has returned to normalcy, said APF Superintendent of Police Rajendra Khadka.