Tension ran high in Changudia village under Chhendipada tehsil on Saturday after irate villagers detained a number of vehicles alleging illegal sand mining.
According to information, hundreds of residents staged a road blockade in Changudia this morning while a number of tractors of a private company were en-route to their delivery destinations after lifting sands from Tikira village.
The agitators demanded immediate stopping of illegal sand mining during the detention of the vehicles due to which a verbal argument erupted between them and the tractor drivers.
Villagers claimed as the district administration is paying no heed to their demand of action on sand mafia they took law into their hands.
Till the last report came in nobody from district administration had reached the spot.