Illegal mining: FIRs against ex-Bihar BJP president

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 12:53

Patna: FIRs have been registered against
former Bihar BJP President Gopal Narayan Singh and 37 others
charging them with involvement in illegal mining operations
and attacking a police force in Basa protected forest in
Rohtas district.

Superintendent of Police of Rohtas, Manu Maharaj said
today that police force led by him was attacked during raid
against unauthorised mining in Basa protected forest on
Sunday.

The police and state Forest department later lodged FIRs
against Singh, former MLA Pradeep Joshi and 36 others charging
them with illegal mining in protected forest, Maharaj said.
They have been booked under different sections of IPC,
Mines and Minerals Act and other related provisions, the SP
said.

The Forest department has also confiscated tractors, stone
breakers beisdes other vehicle and machines, he said.
Further investigation were on, he said adding the FIRs
have been registered against them during the past two days.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 12:50

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