Illegal sand mining Mandvi, the sand mafias are in trouble! 20 operations in Mandvi police in 7 months in case of illegal sand mining – 20 operations in Mandvi police in 7 months in case of illegal sand mining
CCTV, barricades will be set up and patrols will be increased
In the wake of the increase in sand mining crimes, in accordance with orders from the Bombay High Court, a review meeting was held in Waitrana last week to inspect the area where the illegal mining is taking place sand. Officials and representatives from Revenue Authority, Police, RPF, GRP, Maritime Council, Railways, Superintendent of Khar Bhumi were present at this meeting. On this occasion, using a boat, they went out to sea and inspected the Juli Island Vaitrana Bridge which is within the boundaries of Arnala Police Station. A large amount of Kandalvan trees have been felled there. Furthermore, the island was also observed to be eroded due to illegal sand mining. Therefore, the administration decided to increase patrols by installing watchtowers, CCTV, barricades in the area.
As most of the sand mining takes place in the Mandvi area, more and more activities are being carried out in this regard. Measures have been taken by the administration to prevent illegal sand mining. The action will be stricter.- Prafulla Wagh, Senior Police Inspector, Mandvi Police Thane