A court in Gir-Somnath district last Friday awarded Barad a jail term of two years and nine months in a 24-year-old case of illegal mining.
Several people at the raided spot were engaged in illegal sand mining and police also confiscated an excavator and a truck, he added.
An official claimed that illegal mining activities had stopped everywhere in Nagaland as the state government issued a ban last month.
In order to curb illegal mining, the State’s mines department is planning geo-fencing to map the boundaries given for mining lease.
The apex court also issued show cause notice to the owner of the mine saying it would consider granting compensation to the family members of the victim as prima facie responsibility.
The Department of Forest, Environment and Ecology informed the Karnataka Lokayukta that appropriate steps have not been taken by the officials, with regard to mining operations.
The accident took place in the Xilingol League in Inner Mongolia on Saturday morning, it said.
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.
The mandate of the panel would be looking into the social, technical issues related to mining along with allaying the fears of the locals in the region.
Industries Minister E P Jayarajan on Thursday said a committee comprising MLAs and the District Collector has been appointed to study the issues related to the mining in Alappad, Kollam.
Industries Minister E P Jayarajan told Assembly on Tuesday the government has no plans to stop mineral sand mining in Alappad in Kollam.
The amount, confirmed by multiple sources including a government official, was announced by the environment ministry, which did not immediately give an official figure.
The rescue official said the second body was detected from the same rat-hole coal mine where the UROV found the first body of a miner on January 16.
Jayarajan said the workers were of the opinion that the mining should continue.