Bargarh: A fake Tehsildar has been arrested by police at Jagdalpur village under Jharbandh Tehsil of Bargarh district on Saturday.
Reportedly on May 8 this year, a sand-laden tractor was intercepted by three persons near Adapani village. One of them identified himself as the Tehsildar of Jharbandh and duped the tractor owner Rabishankar Pare of Rs 23,000 as royalty over sand.
On realising that he has been cheated, Rabishankar lodged a complaint at Jagdalpur Police Station. While police was in search of the accused, on getting a tip-off, they nabbed the person posing as Tehsildar.
The arrested accused was identified as Khageswar alias Prithviraj Pradhan. A country-made pistol was also seized from his possession. Padampur SDPO Pradip Kumar Sahu informed that a case has been registered and the accused court forwarded.