Illegal mining: Officials not acting on plaints, allege Khijrabaad residents

Punjab: Residents of Khijrabaad, the most affected village of illegal mining in Majri block, have written several letters to the mining department. The mining officials allegedly did not take action against the illegal miners. The residents alleged that they brought the illegal practice under the notice of many senior officials, but they did not take any action against the violators.

Sher Mohammad, the main complainant in most of the cases, said he had lodged 26 complaints with the mining department and the police, but not a single officer was transferred. “We have named many people, but no action was taken against them. Illegal mining could not be done without the help of the police and the mining department. Whenever we call the police or the mining officials, they inform the illegal miners,” alleged Mohammad.

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