The Fact News Service
SAS Nagar, May 18
Deputy Commissioner Aashika Jain has issued strict instructions to the officials of the mining and police department to put into operation the campaign against illegal mining more rigorously.
During a meeting in the local district administrative complex here yesterday, she asked the officials to implement the instructions of the Punjab government regarding mining in a vigorous manner. She instructed the officials to submit challan on time in case of illegal mining and said that the concerned SHO will be responsible for any delay in submission of challan.
Meanwhile, the mining officials informed in the meeting that teams have been formed to prevent illegal mining and transportation of minor minerals. In this regard, 23 F.I.R. have been registered, under which 11 tippers, 4 tract-trolleys, 04 Poklan machines, 01 JCB machines etc. have been impounded in different police stations.
XEN mining Sarbjit Singh informed that tippers/tractors/trolleys carrying illegal mining have been fined and Rs. 27.50 lakhs have been and collected fron them as fine. The people who have been found doing illegal mining by digging up to 6-7 feet of soil after getting approval of 2 acres and 3 feet, FIR has also been filed against them by the department and recoveries are being made from them.
He also informed that stone crushers/screening plants operating under District SAS Nagar and material coming from illegal mining from other districts is being monitored regularly. Three check posts have been created at the interstate borders of the adjoining states. About 4 crores revenue have been collected in these posts. The stone crusher/screening plants running under SAS Nagar are also being continuously monitored by this divisional office and sub-divisions, he added.
According to the instructions of the Punjab Government, the vehicles being used for mining activities under the jurisdiction of District are also being registered and the amount received from the registration of these vehicles has been deposited in the treasury. Apart from this, 74 dealer/supplier-stock yards under the jurisdiction of District have been registered to curb the illegal transportation of sand and gravel.
During this meeting, Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Amaninder Kaur Brar SDM Mohali Sarbjit Kaur, SDM Kharar Ravinder Singh, SDM Derabassi Himanshu Gupta, District Revenue Officer and other officials of Revenue Department were also present.