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Amarinder must visit sand mafia affected areas adjoining hills: AAP

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Punjab's main opposition Party today advised to visit the most "sand mafia affected areas from to Dera Bassi to know the exact situation of happening in the state".

On March 6, had ordered a massive crackdown on on the Sutlej river bed after spotting from his helicopter unauthorised use of certain equipment and underlined the need to streamline the entire system to curb while, at the same time, ensuring that genuine contractors are not harassed in any way.

The next day, Amarinder had called a meeting of the Deputy Commissioners and SSPs of 14 districts to discuss the issue of illegal mining as well as the state's mining policy, for the review of which a 3-member cabinet sub-committee has been set up.

AAP's unit in a statement said must visit the most sand mafia affected areas from to Dera Bassi to know the exact situation of in the state.

Mann said the areas adjoining hills are worst affected and the CM should take action against the people allegedly involved in illegal mining in these areas as well.

The leader alleged hundreds of stone crushers can be seen working on the banks of Ghaggar, Satluj, and Beas rivers without any interruption.

"The people of these areas are being threatened by mafia for raising voice against them," he claimed.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 00:20 IST