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Posted at: Jun 13, 2019, 8:17 AM; last updated: Jun 13, 2019, 8:17 AM (IST)

Illegal mining: JCB, six tractor-trailers seized

Mining, police departments directed to lodge FIR
Illegal mining: JCB, six tractor-trailers seized

Tribune News Service

Ambala, June 12

A JCB machine and six tractor-trailers, involved in the illegal mining of gravel near a bridge of the Markanda river, were seized during a raid today.

As per the information, Naraingarh Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Aditi was inspecting the flood control works done by the Irrigation Department in the river when she received information about the illegal mining.

The SDM reached the spot with her team, but people involved in mining managed to flee after seeing the officials and left their JCB machine and tractor-trailers on the spot.

The SDM said, “The Irrigation Department carries out flood control works before monsoon every year which is inspected by the SDM. During the inspection of Markanda’s flood control works, we got information that illegal mining is being done following which a raid was conducted. The officials of the mining and police departments were called and directions were issued to lodge an FIR against the people involved in illegal mining.”

“A large number of complaints are being received from Kala Amb and I have asked the Mining Department to appoint a permanent mining inspector there and conduct regular inspections. Besides, the police officials have been directed to develop liasoning with the local people from where the complaints of illegal mining are being received so that raids can be conducted. A special drive to curb illegal mining in Naraingarh will be launched soon,” she said.

Besides Markanda, the SDM inspected the flood control works in Begna and other drains too and directed the officials to complete the pending work before June 30.

Meanwhile, Mining Officer Sunil Kumar said, “Six tractor-trailers and one JCB machine have been seized. The suspects have been identified as Malkhan Singh and Ajmer Singh, residents of Dera village, Naraingarh. A complaint has been given to the Naraingarh police against the people involved in illegal mining.”

Maximum complaints from Kala Amb

  • The suspects have been identified as Malkhan Singh and Ajmer Singh, residents of Dera village, Naraingarh. A complaint has been given to the Naraingarh police against the people involved in illegal mining
  • Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Aditi said a large number of complaints are being received from Kala Amb. I have asked the Mining Department to appoint a permanent mining inspector there and conduct regular inspections

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