Bhopal: In a sheer display of bravery, Burhanpur SDM jumped into a river while stopping sand mafia from illegal mining in Madhya Pradesh. His act of bravery was caught on cameras.
Burhanpur SDM KR Badole was acting on a tip-off on illegal sand mining taking place along Tapti river in the town.
On Wednesday evening, police team led by Badole reached the place where they were reportedly attacked by the sand mafia. Two press photographers were also roughed up and their cameras were broken by the mafia.
Speaking to Zee News, Badole said that the mafia also attempted to drown him by trying to seize his boat.
"I had received complaints about illegal sand mining taking place along the Jainabad bank of Tapti river. After reaching there, we tried to stop the mafia workers. Instead, they launched an attack on us by pelting stones at us and attempted to drown my boat," Badole said.
KR Badole also said they have filed a complaint against 25 people in the connection.