2 arrested for sand mining

AMRITSAR: The rural police have arrested two persons for illegal sand excavation. Those arrested were identified as Sukhchain Singh of Gumrah village and Gurbaz Singh of Roorewal village. The police seized a truck and 400 cubic feet of sand.

Amritsar, January 28

The rural police have arrested two persons for illegal sand excavation. Over 12 persons have been booked in separate case under similar offence.

Those arrested were identified as Sukhchain Singh of Gumrah village and Gurbaz Singh of Roorewal village. The police seized a truck and 400 cubic feet of sand.

Mining Officer Manjit Kumar stated to the police that his team intercepted a truck (PB-12-D-7251) near Chowk Ramdass on Sunday. The occupants of the truck could not produce any document in support of sand excavation. A case under Section 379 of the IPC and 21 (1) of Mining and Mineral Act has been registered against them. Further investigation is under way.

In another case registered by Bhindi Saida police station, 14 persons, including Virsa Singh, Ajmer Singh’s two sons and his two nephews, all residents of Talle village, have been booked.

ASI Sukhdev Singh said he was patrolling Talle village when he received information that the accused were excavating sand illegally. The police have registered a case and further investigation is under way. — TNS

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