36 trailer vehicles involved in illegal sand mining seized in Rajasthan

Earlier, the Supreme Court extended the sand mining ban in the state till March 13 and issued a notice to the state government and the Union ministry of forest and environment on the matter.

Published: 26th February 2018 12:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2018 12:55 PM   |  A+A-

By ANI

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Police on Monday seized vehicles involved in illegal sand mining from Rajasthan's Banas River.
 
In total, 36 trailers have been seized by the Bayana Circle Police while earlier in the day, 11 more trailers had been seized during a search.
 
Earlier on February 24, the Supreme Court extended the sand mining ban in the state till March 13 and issued a notice to the state government and the Union ministry of forest and environment (MoEF) for its move to mine sand from agricultural land.
 
A bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked the Centre whether it had the policy to curb this practice.
 
The court said if illegal sand mining was not stopped, it might lead to the drying up of rivers. The top court’s observation came during the hearing on a batch of matters related to sand mining in Rajasthan.
 
Last year, the apex court had restrained 82 large leaseholders from mining sand in the state on November 16.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp