Four held for illegal sand mining in Sutlej

Four held for illegal sand mining in Sutlej

Our Correspondent

Tarn Taran, September 12

The Patti Sadar police have busted a gang of members indulging in illegal sand mining from the Sutlej.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Gurmukh Singh, who is investigating the case, said four of the gang members had been arrested while other members of the gang were yet to be identified.

The ASI said the suspects had been identified as Gurwinder Singh of Mahneke, Gurwinder Singh of Kot Budha, Charan Singh of Sito Meh Jhugian and Gurpreet Singh of Jand village.

He said two tractors with sand filled trolleys and a sand-filled tipper too had been seized from the spot. The accused have been booked under Section 379 of the IPC and Section 21 (1) of the Mining Act. The accused was stealing sand from Sutlej near Jalloke village.

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