12 nabbed for illegal sand, stone mining


Imphal: Sekmai Police of Manipur has apprehended 12 with their trucks for illegal mining of sand, stones, pebbles etc and seized one JCB Backhoe Loader and a Poclain.

“As we intensify our effort to curb illegal mining of sand, stones, pebbles etc, the Manipur Police along with other concerned departments are undergoing a drive to apprehend the people who are engaging in illegal mining. So far, the Sekmai Police has apprehended 12 person along with their trucks for illegal mining in Sekmai river. On the other hand, one JCB Backhoe Loader and a Poclain have been apprehended (both the driver are missing),” chief minister N. Biren posted on his Facebook wall.

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This type of reckless mining which have resulted in serious environmental issues in the state must be stopped,  he said.


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