12 tractors laden with sand seized from Kanchi river, 28 taken into custody

Khunti: In a major crackdown against illegal sand trade a team of the district administration has seized 12 tractors from the Kanchi River and has taken into custody 28 men involved in this business.

Briefing the press on Wednesday SDM Hemant Sati said that a tip-off had been received regarding illegal sand off-take from the river after which a joint team of the mining and forest department and local police conducted raids on Tuesday night where 12 tractors laden with illegally mined sand and 28 men involved in this business were taken into custody.

He said that three tractor drivers managed to flee from the spot along with their vehicles. The SDM said that the men who have been taken into custody are being interrogated.

He said that the mining and forest department have been instructed to also take necessary action.

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