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Conduct "surgical strikes" on illegal sand trade: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Mines minister today directed officials to conduct "surgical strikes" against those involved in illegal trade of sand.

Rao, who held a meeting with officials on sand and other issues, instructed that joint groups of police and officials be formed to conduct checks to stop illegal transportation of sand, a state release said.

The minister, who talked about various topics in the mines department, asked the senior officials to tour the districts for effective functioning, it added.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 22:13 IST