Sand mining: Govt moves HC


A PIL had been filed in the HC questioning the granting of permits in 590 places to conduct mining operations in 50 per cent of the area and transport it. After hearing the matter, a stay on the permit was granted on November 1. After the Court order, Mines and Geology Department stopped issuing permits leading to the present strike by sand truckers. A division bench headed by Justice V Gopala Gowda has posted the matter for hearing on Dec 17.

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