Tudu said the illegal practice was being carried out even during lockdown owing to nexus between Government officials and the sand mafia.
When Kuldeep tried to stop the tractor, its driver crushed Kuldeep under the tractor, and later ran away leaving the tractor at the site.
As part of the new policy, sand is being sold through the Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation to ensure transparency.
The locals alleged that the sand mafia, with the help of local politicians, revenue and police officials, have been quarrying river sand.
State government forms Special Enforcement Bureau; it will function as an autonomous body and work on par with ACB.
A gang of illegal sand miners attempted to knock down a sub-inspector attached to Palaviduthi police station here on Thursday night.
Closeness of mafia groups and politicians, local cops’ interests cited as reasons for weak response to report; senior cop says other depts also must play their part
The Kattakada police have registered a case against the six persons involved in the incident, and will further conduct a forensic examination to find out how Sangeeth was killed with the earthmover.
Two more persons are under custody and being interrogated; Search on for three others involved in the case
Sangeeth had earlier given permission to the Forest Department and panchayat to build a bridge for taking sand from their compound.