Admn cracks whip on sand mafias

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Apr 2018 10:49:31



Our Correspondent

DISTRICT administration finally cracked whip on ongoing unauthorized sand excavation at the course of Hasdeo River. The matter has been brought to the notice of SDM P K Sahu. Taking the case seriously, Sahu along with Patwaris reached the spot on Saturday evening and seized sand lifting equipments from spot.One poclain engaged in excavation and two trucks used in transporting sand were seized from spot. The vehicles have been parked in Manendragarh police station and matter would be forwarded for further action under the law.

The River flows through Gram Panchayats Sirouli and Banji Gram Panchayats, 50-kilometers away from Baikunthpur district headquarters. The course of River being in a width possess ample amount of sand and the area has become den of sand mafias.It is reported that unlawful sand excavation has been there since long time along the course of Hasdeo River. The sand mafias, under the nose of concerned officials, have been indulged in this illegal business. It is also reported that mafias have changed the route of river for reaping their benefits. SDM P K Sahu has instructed Patwaris to keep an eye on those indulged in excavation of sand and report the same to police.