One arrested for illegal sand mining

AMRITSAR: The Ajnala police have arrested Rajbir Singh, a resident of Dabbar village, on charge of illegal sand mining.

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Amritsar, December 24

The Ajnala police have arrested Rajbir Singh, a resident of Dabbar village, on charge of illegal sand mining.

Assistant mining officer Manjit Kumar arrested him from Sarandev village, where he intercepted the truck bearing registration No. PB-23-F-5324 carrying sand, which was illegally excavated from the Ravi river belt.

The suspect failed to produce any documents when asked by the mining official regarding legal permission for the excavation of sand.

The police also confiscated the truck with the 150 cubic feet sand. A case under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 21 (1) of the Mining and Mineral Act has been registered in this regard.

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