Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar:14,April(STN) The Punjab government was making all efforts to eradicate illegal mining in the state and immediate action was being taken against any such attempt jointly by the police and the mining department. E.D Mining Punjab R.N.Dhoke directed the Khanna police to arrest the remaining accused involved in the illegal mining case lodged at the Machhiwara Sahib police station last week. He also instructed Exn. Mining Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar to study the extent of illegal mining in Rahon area of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district. Notorious criminal Gurinder Singh alias Ginda was arrested by Khanna police on April 9 last year for involvement in illegal sand mining in the area through Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district. His partner Karanvir Singh was also arrested today by Khanna police.
During the investigation, it was revealed by the accused that illegal sand mining from the banks of Sutlej river in Rahon area near Raju Gurjar Ratna, Dharamjit Singh resident of Shamshpur, Dalvir Singh alias Bittu from Barsia and Pawan Singh, resident of Bharat, village Shamspur. And Hadiwal. Was doing. Exn-cum-District Mining Officer Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Gurtej Singh Garacha and D.S P A joint team led by Samarla visited the affected mining area yesterday and took drone photographs to ascertain the extent of illegal mining in Shamspur and Hadwal. The report submitted by Exn. Mining will now be part of the investigation file.E.D. Mining R.N. Dhoke said that SSP Khanna has been instructed to expedite the investigation of the case and file a challan in the court on priority basis. It may be mentioned here that to curb illegal mining in the state, e. Strict instructions have already been issued to the district authorities concerned by E.D Mining.