Vigil increased to check illegal mining in Gurgaon

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Gurgaon, Sep 21 (UNI) The administration has strengthened its vigil to check illegal mining in Gurgaon district.

''Monitoring is going to be more strict in Gurgaon district to check illegal mining and police station area wise special inspection teams have been constituted for the areas where stone crushers are situated,'' an official spokesman said.

The inspection teams would also check plying of trucks involved in illegal transportation of stone from Rajasthan through this district, he said.

These decisions were taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Rakesh Gupta following media reports regarding illegal mining at some places in the district.

The Deputy commissioner said the decision of the Apex Court banning stone crushing in Aravalis would be implemented in toto and no illegal mining would be allowed in the district.

He directed SDM Gurgaon-I J S Sangwan and SDM Gurgaon-II Vatsal Vasisth to keep a watch on the crushing sites located in their areas which were closed after the orders of the Apex court.

He said If any illegal mining was found, cases under various provisions of much harsh and stringent Environmental Protection Act would be registered against the mine owner in the Environment Court. Under this Act, there is provision of imprisonment for five years.

The Deputy Commissioner ordered that trucks carrying stone from Rajasthan without any legal documents would be seized and heavy penalty would be imposed on the owner.

He directed the police to go in for surprise check posts instead of regular nakas to check plying of trucks carrying stone illegally from Rajasthan.

UNI

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