23 booked for illegal sand mining

23 booked for illegal sand mining

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM
Muzaffarnagar:  A case was registered against 23 persons for illegal sand mining here in a drive against the sand mafia, police said today.

 



 

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.

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