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State to invoke MCOCA against sand mafia

THE stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA),commonly used against gangsters and terrorists,would now be invoked against those involved in illegal sand mining,government said on Monday.

THE stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA),commonly used against gangsters and terrorists,would now be invoked against those involved in illegal sand mining,government said on Monday. Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said the “government is concerned over illegal sand dredging and a stringent law such as MCOCA will be invoked wherever necessary”.