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HC agrees to hear PIL on illegal mining on defence land

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today agreed to hear a PIL alleging on a defence land at the banks of river in and

A bench of Acting and C said it would hear the plea on May 16.

The plea filed by a man, who claimed to be a whistle blower, said illegal sand was going on at defence land situated at the Tilpat Ranges 1 and 2 on the banks of in (Haryana) and Noida, which falls in the Gautam Budh Nagar district of

The petitioner said he has made representations to various authorities including Narendra Modi, who forwarded it to the and to the

He said the illegal activities caused loss of over Rs 29 crore to the exchequer.

The plea also sought a direction to the CBI to enquire into serious offences of corrupt practices in compliance with a letter issued by the in October 2016.

It said the whistleblower had earlier filed a petition in the against the activities of sand mafias on the defence land and the tribunal had in 2013 prohibited mining activity which was being carried out in

The man had earlier also approached the high court seeking his relocation to the national capital from where he was allegedly facing threat to his life for raising the issue of

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First Published: Wed, May 09 2018. 20:45 IST