Two nabbed for illegal sand mining

AMRITSAR: Two persons have been arrested for illegal sand mining at Mahal village on Thursday. The suspects were identified as Kuldeep Singh of Bhilowal village and Gursew Singh of Chogwan.

Two nabbed for illegal sand mining

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 23

Two persons have been arrested for illegal sand mining at Mahal village on Thursday. The suspects were identified as Kuldeep Singh of Bhilowal village and Gursew Singh of Chogwan. They were driving a tipper carrying the illegally excavated sand.

Mining Officer Manjit Kumar told the police that around 5.15 pm, he, along with his staff, had laid a naka at Mahal village to check illegal sand mining. He said they intercepted a tipper laden with sand. During the checking, the suspects could not produce any documents regarding the sand, he added.

A case under Section 379 of the IPC, Section 21 of the Mining and Mineral Act has been registered against them.

The police also impounded the tipper bearing number PB-07-AF-5241. Further investigations are on to ascertain from where the sand was excavated in an illegal manner.

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