Thursday, November 8, 2012

Punjab steps up drive against illegal mining; 24 more FIRs

Chandigarh: Stepping up its drive against illegal mining, the Punjab government has registered 24 more FIRs during the last three days. 

Over 30 vehicles were also impounded, a spokesman said, adding that total number of FIRs in last one week has touched to 53. 

The industry department was continuing with stringent action against illegal miners, the spokesman said. 

District-wise details of FIRs registered are Pathankot (8) Amritsar (2), Ferozpur (2), Jalandhar (2), Kapurthala (2), Ludhiana (2) Moga (2) and Fazilka (1), Batala (1), Bathinda (1), Hoshiarpur (1). 

Pathankot district has turned out to be the worst affected area with 8 FIR's in the last three days and in total 12 FIR's have been lodged in this district in the last one week. 


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