Yesterday, police received a tip-off that illegal sand mining was taking place at Ganga canal. But when they rushed to the spot, the miners managed to escape.
A tractor loaded with sand was seized, police said.
A case was registered against 23 sand miners at Nagla Bajurg village under Bhopa police station here last evening.
Ganga canal has been closed from October 3 to October 23 for maintenance work by the irrigation department, they added.