For the record, the NGT had passed the order after it examined the joint inspection report submitted by the central and State pollution control boards in the region.
Acting on the complaints received over illegal sand mining activities in the downstream of Krishna river, District Collector Md Imtiaz ordered a departmental inquiry on Tuesday.
But residents of Sivanvoyal say sand miners are unlikely to be deterred for long.
The incident occurred in Chambal Crocodile Sanctuary near Sunagar village on Tuesday evening, SHO, Keshoraipatan Police Station, Abhishek Pareek said.
Several people at the raided spot were engaged in illegal sand mining and police also confiscated an excavator and a truck, he added.
The fifth consignment of 55,000 tonnes of imported sand will be arriving at Adani Kattupalli Port on February 15 to help the State tide over the sand crisis.
A Japanese company is planning to tap the artificial sand market in India by offering technology to provide better quality of artificial sand.
Uttar Pradesh illegal sand mining: Enforcement Directorate summons four, including IAS officer, SP MLC
The CBI has said it is probing the role of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in the case as he had held the mining portfolio during this period.
CBI had recently registered a criminal complaint and said it was probing the role of former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and some bureaucrats in connection with illegal mining.
Besides Yadav, the CBI is likely to question Gayatri Prajapati, who was arrested in 2017 following a complaint of rape by a woman residing in Chitrakoot.
The searches were spread across multiple districts including Jalaun, Hamirpur, Lucknow and also in the national capital.
Vigilance and Enforcement officials seized 25 tractors, three lorries and one JCB for transporting illicit sand.
Fearing attack from illegal sand mining mafia, Rasulpur tehsildar Saroj Kumar Panda had taken a posse of policemen during the surprise raids.
The workers were alerted after locals informed the revenue and police officials about the illegal activities being carried out near the Chamata Vagu stream.
YSRC leader Medikonda Krishna found illegal sand mining being carried out from Polavaram canal at Laxmipuram village in Pedavegi mandal and lodged a complaint with the irrigation department officials.