In yet another shocking incident, a police constable was mercilessly killed when he was run over by the tractor of a local sand mafia, while trying to stop alleged sand smuggling in Tamil Nadu`s Vellore district on Sunday.
At least 10 persons, including a village head, were injured when an alleged sand mafia gang fired at locals for resisting illegal mining on their land near Haryana-UP border in neighbouring Shamli district.
The National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notice to the Kerala government after a woman who is protesting against sand mafia alleged that the state revenue minister made defamatory comments against her.
With her two-month-long dharna outside the state secretariat agianst sand mafia failing to yield results, 31-year-old mother of three minor children Jazeera has now shifted her struggle to the national capital.
Students of various colleges here have expressed solidarity with a woman, who has been staging a sit-in with her three children in front of the Secretariat here for the last two months seeking action against the sand mafia and mining.
A revenue official, posted in Hingoli district, had a narrow escape when the suspected members of a sand mining mafia allegedly tried to mow him down in Patonda village, over 200 kms from here, police said on Sunday.
Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who took on the powerful sand mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar on Friday met Secretary to the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan, official sources said here.
Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal is likely to be chargesheeted by the Uttar Pradesh government for her alleged mishandling of a sensitive situation which could have adversely affected the communal harmony in the area.
As political storm brews over the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who took on sand mining mafia in Greater Noida, the Uttar Pradesh IAS association on Monday met the state Chief Secretary.