Illegal mining gang fires at police team

Members of an illegal mining gang fired at a police team during a raid here near Naurangpur village on Friday night, which led to the seizure of a truck loaded with sand.

Greater Noida: Members of an illegal mining gang fired at a police team during a raid here near Naurangpur village on Friday night, which led to the seizure of a truck loaded with sand.

According to police, the attack from the members of the mining mafia took place when, following a tip-off that some persons were carrying out illegal sand mining near Naurangpur village, a team was sent to arrest the offenders.

The gang members opened fire on the raiding party, drawing retaliation, even though nobody was injured in the exchange, police said, adding that the miscreants managed to flee the spot. A truck loaded with sand was seized during the raid.

On the basis of the truck's papers, a case has been registered case against the vehicle's owner, one Satpal, police said. 

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