Source: The Hindu
District officials have seized over 8,000 tonnes of sand illegally stored along the Manjra river bed in Bidar taluk.
In an operation spanning three days that involved over 20 officers, the government raided sand beds and seized river sand. The harvest, storage, transport or use of river sand in unlicensed areas is banned by the Supreme Court.
“On the direction of the Deputy Commissioner Anurag Tewari, we have seized the sand and informed the jurisdictional court,” Tehesildar C. Lakshmanrao told The Hindu on Sunday.
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