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Crackdown on illegal mining in Punjab, 5 tippers seized

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Tribune News Service

Ropar, June 13

Cracking down on illegal mining, officials of the Mining Department conducted raids at Khera Kalmot village and near Agampur bridge in

Ropar late last night. Three machines and

five tippers were seized during the raids.

Officials of the Mining Department reached the village around midnight and seized two poclain machines with a JCB and two tippers. The officials claimed that the machines and vehicles belonged to Mahavir Stone Crusher. They alleged that nearly 3,500 metric tonnes of gravel had already been lifted by the crusher owner.

Nangal SHO Pawan Kumar said a case under the Mining and Minerals Development and Regulation Act had been registered against the stone crusher.

Officials of the Mining Department led by Executive Engineer Damandeep Singh conducted the raid in the Sutlej riverbed near Agampur village. Mining mafia has already lifted tonnes of sand and gravel from the area due to which the foundations of a one-km-long bridge on the river and power supply towers have been damaged.



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