Illegally extracted sand seized in raid

Bicholim: Bicholim Mamlatdar Pravinjay Pandit on Saturday raided an illegal sand extraction site at Amona in Bicholim and seized the illegally extracted sand.

The raid was conducted following a complaint. The raiding party comprised of Geologist Mahesh Mayekar attached to Directorate of Mines, Circle Inspector Sahadev Mote and Amona Talathi Gaurish Naik.

Later, mamlatdar directed the PWD to take possession of the sand seized during the raid.

He has also directed the Bicholim Police Inspector to keep a strict vigil in the area to prohibit illegal sand extraction at Amona. [H]