3 trailers laden with sand seized in Moga
Moga, Could 13
In a midnight operation to curb unlawful sand mining, officers of the Water Sources, Mining and Geology Division impounded a tractor, 4 trailers, three of which have been laden with sand, and two bikes at Rerhwan village on the banks of the Sutlej in Dharamkot subdivision of Moga district.
After we raided an unlawful mining website, these concerned fled the scene within the cowl of darkness, forsaking equipment. Gursimran Singh Gill, In-charge, Mining Dept
Gursimran Singh Gill, district in-charge of the division, mentioned a workforce beneath his supervision performed raids within the Rerhwan and Adra Mann areas within the Sutlej basin on the intervening night time of Thursday and Friday. He mentioned unlawful mining had been happening in the course of the night time time within the Sutlej basin. “After we raided an unlawful mining website, these concerned fled the scene within the cowl of darkness, forsaking the equipment and bikes.”
The workforce impounded the gear and reported the matter to the native police for additional authorized motion.
Gill mentioned he had requested the native police to register a case beneath Part 379 of the IPC and beneath related sections of the Mines and Minerals (Improvement and Regulation) Act, 1967, towards these concerned in criminal activity.
Their identities have been being ascertained utilizing the registration numbers of the tractors and bikes, he mentioned.
The District Mining Officer mentioned unlawful and unscientific mining was posing a risk to the native ecology in violation of the atmosphere legal guidelines.
Tractor-trailers have been being utilized in mining operations in violation of the transport guidelines framed by the state authorities, he mentioned. Extra such raids could be performed sooner or later to curb criminal activity within the district. “The federal government is decided to finish unlawful and indiscriminate mining operations,” he added.