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The powerful sand mafia has begun to use rural roads for the lucrative illegal trade due to a strict vigil on highways in Bihar(HT image/Representational)

Bihar sand mafia attacks NHAI toll plaza staff for stopping overloaded trucks

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:26 PM IST
  • The sand mafia in Bihar was highly frustrated after the state government’s recent ban on transportation of sand and stone chips, by trucks with 14 or more wheels, to prevent overloading.
Policemen search vehicles in Morena in Madhya Pradesh allegedly used by the sand mafia.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Policemen search vehicles in Morena in Madhya Pradesh allegedly used by the sand mafia.(HT FILE PHOTO)

MLAs, MPs and journalists are bosses in Bhind, says cop in leaked audio clip

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Some policemen in Madhya Pradesh allegedly facilitate the work of the sand mafia in the state.
This clip was leaked on August 3 and soon enough found its way to social media where it was widely circulated. Image used for representational purpose only.(Arun Sharma/ HT Photo)
This clip was leaked on August 3 and soon enough found its way to social media where it was widely circulated. Image used for representational purpose only.(Arun Sharma/ HT Photo)

‘SDM a different kind of woman’: Cop advised sand mafia on bribes. Suspended

Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By Tanmayee Tyagi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 05:48 PM IST
In the audio clip, SHO SS Bhati is allegedly heard talking to a man who appears to have been running an illegal sand mining business that had been hit because the administration was enforcing the law when his trucks passed through areas under the Jewar police station.
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Saturday attacked Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on the issue of corruption.(HT File Photo)
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Saturday attacked Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on the issue of corruption.(HT File Photo)

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: Vasundhara Raje government patronised liquor, land and sand mafia, says Congress’ Gehlot

Udaipur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 03:03 PM IST
AICC general secretary Ashok Gehlot, who is contesting December 7 assembly elections from Jodhpur’s Sardarpura seat, is conducting electioneering in Mewar region for the party.
A truck without a registration number at a mining site in Dera bassi.(HT Photo)
A truck without a registration number at a mining site in Dera bassi.(HT Photo)

Illegal mining: Sand mafia using vehicles without registration numbers in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 10:56 PM IST
The drivers of sand-laden vehicles get booked while owners go scot-free.
(HT File)
(HT File)

Sand mafia assault guards in Panchkula’s Chandimandir, flee with mining equipment

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Half a dozen men reached the spot and following a scuffle managed to take away the JCB machine and tipper truck forcibly.
Roopnagar MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa(HT File)
Roopnagar MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa(HT File)

Mining mafia attacks Rupnagar AAP MLA

Hindustan Times, Ropar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 10:46 PM IST
The MLA had gone to Nurpur Bedi to check illegal mining when he was attacked by sand miners.

Forest officer attacked by ‘sand mafia’ in Mohali, critical at PGI

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 11:17 PM IST
Davinder was admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER) Chandigarh, where he underwent a brain surgery.
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