After two years: Vigilance Bureau launches probe into illegal mining on village land in Majri block

The nodal officer for monitoring the complaints, ADC Charandev Singh Mann, said people can lodge online complaints as well as upload pictures on the portal following which they would take action.

“Illegal mining has again started in Khijrabaad and nearby villages in Majri block after rains stopped. Residents of the villages said they saw truckloads of gravel being smuggled from the villages late at night last week.The Vigilance Bureau (VB) has started a probe into illegal mining after some residents of Khijrabaad village, one of the worst affected villages in Majri block, lodged a complaint that illegal mining was going on at Shamlat Land (village common land) with the help of officials of the mining department. Sources in the VB have confirmed the development. The probe has been initiated, albeit, two years after the complaint was lodged. The state government has also launched an online portal to receive complaints against illegal mining,” writes Jagdeep Singh Deep.

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