20 arrested, 40 boats carrying sand seized in Bihta area – Times of India

20 arrested, 40 boats carrying sand seized in Bihta area - Times of India

Patna: To check Illegal sand miningthe Patna Police 20 people were arrested and Captured 40 home-made boats during a raid in Bheta area late on Thursday night. Miscreants burnt eight sand-filled boats during the raid. However, the police brought the fire under control.
Acting on a tip-off and on the direction of the district administration, the STF, District Mining Team, Danapur ASP Abhino Dhiman and Behta Police jointly conducted a search operation at the sand dunes. The path And Amanabad under Behta police station area. Big boats used by the mafia to transport illegal sand were seized from the Son river. A total of 40 boats were seized, while 20 people involved in sand mining at the jetties were arrested. Others managed to escape through the stream taking advantage of the darkness,” said city SP Rajesh Kumar.
To prevent illegal mining, one company each has been deployed at the sand ghat in Aymanabad, which borders Bhojpur and Patna districts. The river is patrolled by police with boats every day.
Behta SHO Ramashankar Singh said illegal sand mining was reported by 40 to 50 people in big boats in Pathlotia Diara and Aymanabad area. He said that a search operation was conducted for more than 15 hours at the sand jetty under the leadership of Patna SSP.
“In order to destroy the evidence, some anti-social elements tried to set fire to sand-laden boats, eight boats were burnt to ashes. The fire was brought under control by the police personnel present at the spot. Action is being taken against illegal mining. Is.” The SHO added.

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