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Posted at: Oct 26, 2019, 7:23 AM; last updated: Oct 26, 2019, 7:23 AM (IST)ILLEGAL MINING

Makeshift passage removed from Yamuna

Shiv Kumar Sharma

Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, October 25

Cracking the whip on the mining mafia, the authorities of the Irrigation department damaged an unauthorised makeshift passage being constructed on the Yamuna in Gumthala Rao village of the district. A case was also registered in this regard.

According to information, during an inspection on October 15, the authorities of the Hathni Kund Barrage (HKB) division, Jagadhri, a wing of the Irrigation and Water Services Department, found that some unknown persons were constructing an illegal passage by laying pipes and sand bags on the Yamuna. The authorities directed them to remove the makeshift bridge immediately.

Sources said when Satinder Singh, Subdivisional Officer (SDO) of HKB Division, Jagadhri, visited Gumthala Rao village on October 22, he saw that some unknown persons were again trying to construct a makeshift passage on the river.

“When Satinder Singh informed me about the construction of a makeshift passage, I immediately sent a team in the village and got it removed,” said Sher Singh, Executive Engineer, HKB Division, Jagadhri.

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