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Sand mining mafia attacks police officer in MP’s Morena, injured cop rushed to hospital

In a bid to stop a tractor-trolley laden with illegal sand, a police sub-inspector was seriously injured in Morena district on Saturday.

bhopal Updated: Jun 24, 2017 19:54 IST
Shruti Tomar
Despite several efforts by government to stop illegal sand mining in Chambal river in Morena district , it continues to be rampant.
Despite several efforts by government to stop illegal sand mining in Chambal river in Morena district , it continues to be rampant. (Photo HT/HT PHOTO)

Bhopal: In a bid to stop a tractor-trolley laden with illegal sand, a police sub-inspector was seriously injured in Morena district on Saturday.

Suresh Kushwaha , sub-inspector and in-charge of Mata Basaiya police station was returning from his duty at Shanichara Temple on Saturday afternoon when he saw a tractor-trolley laden with illegal sand. Kushwaha, who was alone, tried to stop the tractor-trolley but the driver didn’t stop.

Some villagers saw Kushwaha and started pelting stones on him. Kushwaha was seriously injured. Later, a police force reached the spot and took Kushawaha to the district hospital where doctors referred him to Gwalior.

His condition is stated to be critical.

Morena, superintendent of police, Vineet Khanna told HT, “Police have registered a case under section 307of IPC (attempt to murder) against seven unknown people. Police are trying to identify and nab the accused. Police are gathering details of the mined sand and the owner of the tractor-trolley.”

Despite several efforts by government to stop illegal sand mining in Chambal river in Morena district , it continues to be rampant.

After chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s announcement regarding banning mechanised sand mining from rivers in the state, attacks and threats on police officers and field staff continue. A few days ago, SDM Chhatarpur was threatened of dire consequences by sand mining mafi