JCB machines, tippers seized in midnight raids in Ropar to check illegal mining - ECAS Punjab

JCB machines, tippers seized in midnight raids in Ropar to check illegal mining

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Tribune News Service

Ropar, June 13

Cracking down on illegal miners, officials of the Mining Department conducted raids at Khera Kalmot village and near Agampur bridge in Ropar post midnight on Friday.

Executive Engineer Damandeep Singh said the raid at Agampur was conducted around 4.30 am when a large number of machines and tippers were present in the Sutlej riverbed and digging of sand and gravel was on in full swing.

While a majority of them fled the spot taking advantage of the darkness, two tippers left on the spot were seized, he said.

At Khera Kalmot, the raid was conducted around midnight and two poclain machines with a JCB machine and two tippers were seized, he added.



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