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Punjab cracks down on illegal sand mining, nine arrested

Punjab cracks down on illegal sand mining, nine arrested

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 March 2020 8:18 AM GMT

Acting on the directions of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Punjab Police has cracked down in a big way on sand mining being carried out at night in six districts. Nine persons were arrested in the special operations, which led to the seizure of 18 vehicles being used illegally in the night mining, according to Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta. The seizures, made during the raids in Ropar, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar City, Jalandhar Rural, Moga and Fazilka on early Sunday, included JCBs, tractor trolley and tippers, he added. So far, nine cases have been registered by the police, and further investigations are in progress, said the DGP. The DGP said similar raids will be carried out daily on the directives of the Chief Minister, who had received certain reports and complaints of illegal mining being carried out at night. (IANS)

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