Sand mafia

MP Biseswar Tudu seeks action against sand mafia

Tudu said the illegal practice was being carried out even during lockdown owing to nexus between Government officials and the sand mafia.

published on : 10th June 2020

Tractor with illegally mined sand runs over SDM’s driver

When Kuldeep tried to stop the tractor, its driver crushed Kuldeep under the tractor, and later ran away leaving the tractor at the site.

published on : 10th June 2020

Secretariats to help people book sand, Andhra government says it will end black market sale

As part of the new policy, sand  is being sold through the Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation to ensure transparency.

published on : 8th June 2020

Illegal sand miners in Tamil Nadu make hay during lockdown

The locals alleged that the sand mafia, with the help of local politicians, revenue and police officials, have been quarrying river sand.

published on : 5th June 2020

Andhra Pradesh sets up Special Enforcement Bureau to crack down on liquor, sand mafia

State government forms Special Enforcement Bureau; it will function as an autonomous body and work on par with ACB.

published on : 10th May 2020

Sand mafia men attempt to murder inspector

A gang of illegal sand miners attempted to knock down a sub-inspector attached to Palaviduthi police station here on Thursday night.

published on : 8th February 2020

Intel report had alerted govt on sand mining gang threat

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

published on : 28th January 2020

Sand mafia, who killed Kerala man using JCB, surrenders before police 

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.

published on : 27th January 2020

Kattakada murder: Police arrest key accused

Two more persons are under custody and being interrogated; Search on for three others involved in the case

published on : 26th January 2020

Sand mafia kills landowner with earth mover for resisting illegal mining

Sangeeth had earlier given permission to the Forest Department and panchayat to build a bridge for taking sand from their compound.

published on : 25th January 2020