According to Majalgaon tehsilar N G Zampalwad, DBL was engaged in illegal excavation work during cementing of the Majalgaon-Kej road as part of the Khamgaon-Pandharpur National Highway project stretch.
The company excavated 59,767.55 brass (One brass means 100 cu ft) 'murum' near the village river area, the tehsildar said in the notice issued Sunday.
Based on the report, the company has been asked to pay the hefty fine, the official said.
When contacted, a DBL official said the company has already paid the royalty amount owed by it to the government. He declined to specify how much amount was paid as royalty, adding DBL's legal department will take up the issue with the Beed district administration.
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