Unlawful mining racket busted; 2 sand-laden tippers seized
Moga, October 29
The Moga police busted an unlawful mining racket in Dharamkot sub-division of the district and seized two sand-laden tippers.
On a tip-off, a police get together laid a particular ‘naka’ on the outskirts of Ferozewala Bada village and stopped three tippers loaded with sand. Whereas two of the drivers have been being questioned by the police, the third driver of a truck with no registration plate fled the spot. He was later recognized as Toti Singh of Kot Ise Khan, stated Sub-Inspector Gurdev Singh.
Drivers of the opposite two tippers — Gursewak Singh of Longiwind village and Jasvir Singh of Gagra village — have been arrested.
The police official claimed that all of them have been engaged in unlawful mining and have been loading the tippers from the Sutlej.
A case underneath Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC and Part 21 of the Mines and Minerals (Growth and Regulation) Act-1957 has been registered towards them.