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The Kozhikode district Collector, N Prasanth, fondly referred to as ‘Collector bro’ by adoring fans in social media circles, is facing the threat of transfer. A pressure group involved in quarrying and sand mining activities in the district is allegedly lobbying hard to remove the Collector from his post. Ever since Prasanth assumed charge in February, he has been engaged in a relentless fight against illegal quarrying and sand mining. A week ago, he issued a stop-memo to several quarry owners of Mukkom. This is thought to be the immediate provocation for the quarry lobby to try for his ouster. Reportedly a few quarry owners approached the revenue minister Adoor Prakash to remove Prasanth from his post and the minister has purportedly assured them that he would be transferred in t...

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