With illegal sand mining in villages of Ajnala, close to the India-Pakistan border posing trouble for movement of Border Security Force (BSF), it has asked the Amritsar administration to stop such activities along the border.
"A few days ago, I had asked the company commander there to prepare a report and take up the issue with the administration," Punjab Frontier inspector general of Border Security Force (BSF) Aditya Mishra said. "The report has been prepared and it was found that sand mining near the border has damaged the approach roads to various chowkis and this must be stopped. The matter will be taken up with the Amritsar deputy commissioner."
A few days ago, HT had highlighted the illegal sand mining in Ajnala sector. It was found that in the border village of Raipur Kalan, not only were khuds (pits) dug 30 to 40 feet deep, but also the road used by BSF vehicles was damaged. The condition is so pathetic that the road leading to three check posts along the border can cave at any time.
Although, the district administration said measures has been taking measures from time to time to stop illegal mining, the situation in Ajnala is pathetic.
The Amritsar police have registered a case against some persons and seized a few tractor trolleys of sand after the matter was highlighted.