Halvad police booked 19 farmers under IPC Sections 430 (mischief by injury to works of irrigation or by wrongfully diverting water), 188 (violation of notification issued by competent authority) and 114 (abettor present when offence is committed).
“The mining operations are normal and no filling up is being done. The claim that we are filling up our mine is completely baseless,” an official of the company told The Indian Express on the condition of anonymity.
A labour contractor has been arrested in connection with the alleged malpractice in procurement of toor dal from farmers by the government in Keshod, said Junagadh police on Sunday, adding that they recovered Rs 18,000 cash from him.
The checking of bags of toor dal lying in the yard of Visavadar Agricultural Produce Market Committee began on Sunday after Congress MLA of Visavadar Harshad Ribadiya staged a dharna outside the office of the district collector of Junagadh.
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Manjudevi Pandey pronounced Dhanani and Abdul Chauhan guilty of cheating three account holders when they were employed with Amreli Nagarik Sahakari Bank in 1994 and 1995. The court also imposed Rs 2 lakh fine on Dhanani and Rs 2.8 lakh on Chauhan.
Civic officials said they have collected a total of Rs 213 crore property tax in 2018-19 so far, and exuded confidence that they would collect Rs 246 crore in all this financial year. The RMC has sealed more than 600 properties for non-payment of taxes.
Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and, Chemicals and Fertilisers laid the foundation stone of the bypass section at a ceremony organised on the outskirts of Junagadh city.