Assam: Sand mining suspended temporarily in Hailakandi

Hailakandi

Sand mining operation has been temporarily suspended in four units across Hailakandi district of Assam  following a probe.

Instituting the probe at the direction of the Minister for Environment & Forest and the Deputy Commissioner, Hailakandi, the Divisional Forest Officer, NH Mazumder found huge stacking of sand by Katakhal sand mining units 1, 2 and 4 and Dhaleswari mining unit 1.

23,063 cubic meters of sand had been seized that were illegally dumped at different points at Bajemara and other areas across the district.

Meanwhile, DFO, Mazumder has directed the Range Forest Officer, Panchgram to lodge FIR against the lessee of Katakhal sand mining unit No.1 and his attorney for not furnishing documents on the storage of huge of quantity of sand illegally and for non-submission of annual returns till date.

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