Superintendent of Police of Rohtas, Manu Maharaj said on Tuesday that police force led by him was attacked during raid against unauthorised mining in Basa protected forest on Sunday.
The police and state forest department later lodged FIRs against Singh, former MLA Pradeep Joshi and 36 others charging them with illegal mining in protected forest, Maharaj said. They have been booked under different sections of IPC, Mines and Minerals Act and other related provisions, the SP said.
The forest department has also confiscated tractors, stone breakers beisdes other vehicle and machines, he said. Further investigation were on, he said, adding the FIRs have been registered against them during the past two days.