The RTI activists have also accused the minister of illegally encroaching Kharasrota river land since 2020 and running illegal brick-kilns.
The tribunal also directed the State government to take stringent measures to check illegal sand mining.
Illegal smuggling of minor minerals has become rampant in some parts of Balasore and Keonjhar. An OTV ground report from the two districts unearthed some shocking details. Unequivocally, people have squarely blamed the administration for allowing the mafia a free run in plundering natural resources.
Rayagada: To trail an inter-state sand smuggling racket, the officials of district administration today reached Bhalumaska railway station to conduct a probe into the illegal transportation of sand here in Kalyansinghpur of the district. The Tehsildar conducted a probe in the presence of local police, sources said. The matter came to light when local people […]
Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of busting a major racket smuggling sand by goods train in Cuttack, the district administrative officials on Friday foiled a similar bid in Kalyansinghpur of Rayagada district. The matter came to light after the Revenue department officials conducted a surprise check at Bhalumaska station and found that tonnes of sand […]
Puri: A joint team of police and officials of Puri district administration and Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU), busted an illegal sand smuggling racket operating in Puri town after conducting a raid at Sipasarubali area under Baliapanda late Thursday night. As many as 15 trucks, two JCBs and a Haiwa truck engaged in […]
Puri: After busting one of the biggest sand smuggling rackets following a raid at Sipasarubali area here on Thursday night, the Puri administration and police are now on the lookout for the mastermind of the illegal trade. Following a rigorous interrogation, the nine truck drivers who were arrested during the joint raids also accepted their […]