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4 arrested for lifting sand from Yamuna river

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Four men were arrested for allegedly lifting sand from Yamuna river in north Delhi's Alipur area, police said on Wednesday.

The accused have been identified as Gaurav (23), a resident of Chirag Delhi, Sandeep (37), a resident of Hiranki, Sanjeev (28), a resident of Tajpur Kalan and Binay (20), a resident of Bihar, they said.

"On Monday, police received information about illegal sand mining from the Yamuna area. Police reached the spot and found a JCB machine loading the tractor-trailers with sand. The accused were arrested," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer-North) Gaurav Sharma said.

One country-made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from their possession. The police have also seized the JCB machine, two tractor-trailers, one motorcycle and a car.

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 19:04 IST