Villagers hold protest against high-handedness of royalty contractors

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SAMBA: A number of villagers along with their tippers held a protest at Mansar Morh against Royalty Contractors for their high-handedness and charging five times higher rates than those fixed by Government for collection of sand and shingle. They alleged that against Government fixed rate of Rs 2.50 per Square foot, the contractors charge Rs 12 per Square foot, which is illegal.
The protesters stopped the vehicle of Deputy Commissioner Anuradha Gupta and explained their problem. SSP Samba Rajesh Sharma also reached the spot.
The DC issued orders that Government rates only will be charged and deputed Government employees for issuing slips.