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Disclose names involved in illegal mining: Oppn ask Pb CM

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Opposition parties AAP and BJP today stepped up attack on Chief over in the state, asking him to name those found to be involved in the illegal activity during a recent crackdown in and Jalandhar districts.

The opposition also sought formation of an all party to check in the state.

led government has been under fire from opposition which had alleged that was rampant in the state at the behest of some ruling party

"CM should reveal the names of those who were involved in illegal mining during a crackdown launched in and Jalandhar districts," Aam Aadmi Party MLA and of Opposition in the state Assembly, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, said today.

Notably, Amarinder had on the Sutlej river bed while flying over the area in a chopper on way to Kartarpur on March 6 and ordered a through probe.

The authorities had seized some heavy earth moving machines along with two Forklifts and 30 Tippers (Trucks) from village Malikpur following his directive.

"Two day have passed since CM and till now, we have not been able to come to know that who were engaged into illegal mining," said

"It is not the truck drivers who were carrying out illegal mining. There must be some influential persons behind this whole nexus which needs to be exposed," said.

BJP described the crackdown by the against illegal mining as "eyewash".

"The CM took one year to act against illegal mining despite the media highlighted several cases of illegal mining. It is just an eyewash," said BJP

"The government must disclose the names of persons involved in the illegal mining," demanded Chugh.

Notably, Punjab CM today held a meeting with the DCs and SSPs of 14 districts to discuss the issue of illegal mining as well as the state's mining policy.

The cabinet yesterday set up a sub-committee to review the mining policy and suggest ways of making it more effective and stringent.

The sub-committee consisted of Navjot Singh Sidhu, and Rural Development &

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 19:15 IST