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SC issues notices to govt, CBI, 5 states over illegal sand mining plea

The plea also sought a direction from the apex court to the CBI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre, CBI and five states on a plea which sought prosecution of entities involved in illegal

A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde issued notices to the Centre, the Central Bureau of Investigation, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh on a plea which claimed that rampant in the states was causing environmental degradation.

During the arguments, advocate Prashant Bhushan and Pranav Sachdeva, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that was going on in the states without the requisite environment clearance.

The plea also sought a direction from the apex court to the CBI to "register and investigate scams" mentioned in the petition.

First Published: Wed, July 24 2019. 11:25 IST
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