Raid on sand extraction sites


Mines officials on Tuesday reportedly raided sand extraction sites at Amona and Banastarim and found sand being illegally extracted at different sites.
In a fax to the police late in the evening, mines officials had sought police action against the sand extractors, under the Minor Mineral Ore Act.
When contacted, Ponda police admitted having received a faxed copy from the mines department late Tuesday evening in connection with the sand illegally extracted at Banastarim and Amona.
“However, we will go through the faxed copy and take necessary action only on Wednesday,” Ponda PI C L Patil. [H]