Police rescue excise officials detained by slum dwellers

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Balasore: Police rescued the officials of the Excise department, who were detained by locals of Jhadeswarpur slum during a raid on Saturday morning.

According to sources, the Excise team had received information about brown sugar smuggling in Jhadeswarpur slum. The team comprising an ASI and four officials reached the slum and conducted a raid. But, the slum-dwellers detained them.

On receiving information about the incident, Jaleswar police reached the spot and rescued the officials.

However, the raid could not be done properly as the locals opposed the move by the excise sleuths.

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