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Sand smuggling detected, several vehicles seized

Press Trust of India  |  Yavatmal (Maha) 

District officials have raided two dunes in tehsil and seized several vehicles engaged in illegal smuggling of

The raids were carried out yesterday morning.

A team headed by conducted raids at Watkhed I and Watkhed II dunes and found that a large quantity of sand was being smuggled out from the two sites.

The team seized 42 vehicles including a JCB and 38 trucks at Watkhed I and six vehicles from Watkhed II site.

The sand mafia managed to flee with six trucks and a tractor, an said.

Police have registered cases under the IPC, Environment Protection Act and Maharashtra Land Revenue Code.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:45 IST