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Friday, March 15, 2019

Three arrested for illegal mining


Three arrested for illegal mining

Our Correspondent

Ferozepur, March 14

Tightening the noose around illegal mining in this border region, the Ferozepur police have booked three persons and recovered two tractor-trolleys loaded with sand besides other equipment.

Giving details, SSP Sandeep Goyal said in the first case, a person identified as Swarn Singh of Jaspur Gehli Wala village in Moga district was nabbed by the police while allegedly extracting sand beyond the permissible depth. The SSP said a case under Section 379 of the IPC and Section 21 (3) of the Mining and Mineral Act-1957 had been lodged on the basis of a complaint filed by Gagandeep Singh, Junior Engineer-cum-Mining Inspector, Zira. 

Goyal said in another case, two persons identified as Angrej Singh of Arif Ke village and Paramjit Singh of Akku Wala village had been arrested on the charges of carrying out illegal mining and a case had been registered against them at the Arif Ke police station. The SSP said anyone indulging in illegal sand mining would be dealt with strictly and appropriate action shall be taken against them. 

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