Dist administration determined to curb illegal sand mining: DC

 Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis said that task force committee meeting would convened immediately to decide on stringent sections against the illegal sand miners.

Speaking to reporters, the deputy commissioner said that there has been no set back. The only determination before the administration is to completely curb the illegal sand mining activities in the district. The overall support received from all sections of the society has enhanced the confidence and boosted the determination, she said. The support has poured in irrespective of party affiliations. The administration is all set to look way forward embarking over the plans to put an end to the illegal activities.

She said the police have promised all cooperation and the culprits will be tackled effectively by the department. She also expressed her ignorance over the medico legal case filed by the Bhaskar Sherigar, who was thrashed by the deputy commissioner’s gunman. The investigation is underway and everyone involved would be booked under law, she said.

Meanwhile the zilla panchayat strongly condemned the attack and said the culprits should be arrested at the earliest. Zilla panchayat president Dinaker Babu said that sand mafia should be curbed at any cost. The house will extend all support. He said the failure of the government to put forth suitable sand policy has resulted in the dreadful incident. Repeated complaints over the illegal sand mining forced the officers to take the measure, which is laudable, he said.

Member Babu Shetty said the checkposts set up across the border areas adjoining Bhatkal and Hosnagar have failed to curb the transportation of sand illegally.  

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