Illegal sand quarry seized in Cuttack


Cuttack: District administration authorities today seized an illegal sand quarry on Khan Nagar-Kathajodi riverbed in Cuttack.

The raid was carried out by a team led by additional Tehsildar, Biranchi Narayan Behera, who said that strict action will be taken against the offenders and the lease will be cancelled.

“We have filed FIRs against the owners of 6 trucks and 2 machines engaged in sand mining. After an investigation, there is a possibility that the lease may have to be cancelled,” Behera said.

According to sources, an investigation is underway to find out the details of the lease and sand mining operations.

Pollution Board official, Pramod Behera said “There are some conditions imposed to control air pollution which should be adhered to by the quarry contractors, but in this case, the rules have been violated. We will direct them to refrain from functioning without consent.”