15 villages in Faridabad identified to check illegal mining
Chandigarh: With a view to checking illegal mining in the area, 15 sensitive villages have been identified in Haryana's Faridabad district which would be under constant surveillance by the authorities.
Faridabad District Administration on Sunday warned that illegal mining of sand in the bed of river Yamuna would not be tolerated and those found indulging in such acts and caught by the district task force during its raids would invite stern action, an official spokesman said here.
The villages which have been identified as sensitive are Basantpur, Agwanpur, Dadsiya, Kidawali, Moujabad, Dalelpur, Rajpur Kalan, Alipur Shikargah, Tilori, Amipur, Manjhawali, Ghudasan, Chandpur, Arua and Chhainsa.
He said the responsibility of Sarpanch, Patwari, incharge of concerned Police Station and Gram Sachiv of these villages have been asked to check illegal mining and they would be held answerable for any lapse.
The spokesman said the police would also keep vigil on bridges -- Palla, Khedi, BPTP, Sihi and Chandawali -- on Agra canal and Gurgaon canal.
Recently, Haryana Police constable Mahavir Singh was run over by a truck loaded with sand in Faridabad district. It was alleged that he was crushed to death by a member of the sand mafia when he had attempted to stop the vehicle near Badarpur border in Faridabad on June 11.