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Thursday, December 09, 2021

sand mafia


Pune: 10 boats used in illegal sand mining seized and destroyed

September 05, 2021 10:30 pm

Investigations have revealed that illegal sand excavation rackets have multiple criminal activities associated with them from excavation of sand from river beds using boats to illegal transport in trucks and their sale.

In Mohali, four villagers stand as guardians of sand

July 29, 2019 9:32 am

Agitated over the continuous movement of trucks carrying “illegally” extracted sand and gravel from the farmlands located at their villages, the local residents in Kharar Tehsil’s Dulwan Khadri and Khizarabad villages had stopped and seized over a dozen such vehicles Friday night.

Illegal mining picks up in Derabassi block

January 07, 2019 4:58 am

The residents of Kakrali village allege that the sand miners operate at night, digging up the sand until the early hours of the morning.

Mining Punjab for sand: Demand 2 crore tonnes a year, business Rs 3,000 crore

June 01, 2017 5:03 am

What’s legal and what isn’t in a thriving business that is driven by construction in Punjab and has brought the interests of a minister under the scanner

Karnataka DSP Anupama Shenoy quits, threatens to ‘expose’ minister, CM

June 09, 2016 1:11 am

Having sent her resignation to police chief Om Prakash on June 4 citing personal reasons, Anupama Shenoy, DSP of Kudligi, in Ballari district, has launched a tirade against the state government on social media.

'Resigned and jobless': Karnataka police officer Anupama Shenoy's 'rebellion' against the 'system'

June 08, 2016 6:14 pm

There were also allegations that Shenoy was shunted out because she did not yield to pressure from the sand mafia

Thane administration launches crackdown on illegal sand dredging

May 19, 2016 1:40 pm

86 vehicles illegally transporting sand were seized and fine of around Rs 30.12 lakhs was recovered.

Madhya Pradesh: Forest guard dies during crackdown on sand mafia

March 07, 2016 5:06 am

On Sunday, authorities in Gwalior and Morena districts had stepped up vigil against illegal mining.

Sand mining menace: States sharpen arsenal

September 08, 2015 1:24 am

Karnataka has filed over 30 FIRs to combat illegal sand mining while AP realised Rs 390 crore from penalties in 2014-15.

Sand mafia ‘kingpin’ Appa Londhe shot dead in Pune

May 29, 2015 2:44 am

Police sources said Appa was operating a gang of over 50 people.