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    Published On : Sat, Mar 22nd, 2014

    Rural cops crack the whip against sand mafia, tractors, sand worth Rs 15 lakh seized, 6 held

    Nagpur News: The Nagpur Rural Police have cracked a whip against sand mafia by raiding various places and subsequently arrested six persons and seized tractors, trucks and sand collectively worth Rs 15,64,000.

    According to Nagpur Rural Police, Parshioni police, in the dead of night on March 21, stopped two tractors (MH-40/L 8952 & MH-40/L 7774) driven by Dinesh Shalikram Kuhite (20), resident of Nayakund and Vilas Bapurao Parteki (30), resident of Palora, respectively. When police checked the tractors, they found one brass sand (In India, 1 brass sand equals to 4528 kg or 1 brass sand is equal to 100 cubic foot of sand)each in the tractors worth Rs 2000. When police asked both Kuhite and Parteki to show royalty and permits to carry the sand, both failed to show any of the documents. Police then seized both tractors and sand collectively worth Rs 6,02,000 and arrested both the accused under Sections 379, 34 of the IPC.

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    Similarly, Mauda police raided Mathni Shivar sand ghat and stopped a tractor (MH-31/CD 2255) driven by Someshwar Pandhari Makde (33), and raided Mauda Town and stopped tractor (MP-20/Y 5148) driven by Rajesh Gajanan Vaidya (26), another tractor (MH-40/E 4255) driven by Shrikrishna Govinda Vanjari (30), and one more tractor (MH-40/H 5153) driven by Arjun Soma Khandate (35). All the accused were carrying six brass of sand in their truck and tractors worth Rs 12,000 without any valid document. Police seized the tractors and sand collectively worth Rs 9,62,000 and put the accused drivers under arrest by slapping Section 379 of the IPC and sub-section 130/170 of Motor Vehicles Act.

    The actions were taken under the guidance of Rural Superintendent of Police Aarti Singh.

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