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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Illegal mining: Tractor operators accuse cops of extracting money

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Nahan, September 04, 2013
First Published: 18:17 IST(4/9/2013) | Last Updated: 22:42 IST(4/9/2013)

Tractor operators carrying sand and bajri have accused the police of extracting money on the plea of illegal mining near Dosarka.

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They alleged that the police team charged Rs. 1,000 from each tractor carrying sand and bajri. A deputation of tractor operators also lodged a complaint with superintendent of police Sumedha Dwivedi on Wednesday.

They also alleged that the police was allowing tractors towards Haryana after paying the money, otherwise they were seizing the tractors.

Dwivedi said the ASP had been asked to inquire the matter and added that if found guilty, strict action would be taken. She said the tractor operators were asked to specify the identity of those police personnel who were allegedly indulging in such practices during duty. The SP said officers of the department had been directed to check nakas during night.

Meanwhile, the police caught five tractors and two trucks while carrying sand and bajri on Tuesday night. A fine of Rs. 36,500 was imposed and the material seized.

The police have also requested the mining department to conduct the auction of the seized material.

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