Mafia

  • Head constable shot at by suspected sand mafia 31-03-2014 08:59 PM

    A head constable of Madhya Pradesh's Special Armed Force (SAF) was shot at and critically wounded by suspected members of a sand mafia near Morenaon Monday, police said. The bike-borne armed mafia members were escorting tractor-trolleys transporting sand illegally mined from Chambal sanctuary area and were on their way to...
  • BJP talks about development, but not about poor and tribals: Rahul 31-03-2014 04:25 PM

    Koraput: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who is campaigning in Odisha tried to strike a chord with the tribal population in the state as he targeted the BJP, criticising it of speaking about development while ignoring the state of the poor and the tribals. "The opposition speaks about development, but...
  • Liquor mafia attacks police officials in a bid to free their jailed associates 27-03-2014 03:04 PM

    Miscreants associated with liquor mafia injured at least eight policemen after allegedly pelting stones and freed three persons from police custody who were arrested in connection with selling illegal liquor at Khatoli town in Muzaffarnagar. A team of Excise and Police department had arrested three liquor mafia during raids on...
  • Sand mafia attacks revenue officials at Budhni 24-02-2014 09:14 PM

    Two members of a revenue official's team were injured after members of sand mafia allegedly attacked them while they were on duty to check illegal sand mining activity at Budhni in Sehore district. Some members of sand mafia attacked D S Tomar and his team as they reached the Bisakhedi...
  • Harish Rawat orders appointing 'well trained and dedicated' personnel in SDRF 13-02-2014 08:04 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday ordered appointment of "well trained" police personnel in the State Disaster Response Force constituted on the lines of NDRF in the wake of 2013 calamity. At a meeting with senior officials, including DGP BS Sidhu, Rawat said selection of personnel for appointment to...
  • 10 injured after sand mafia gang opens fire at villagers for resisting illegal mining 06-02-2014 02:49 PM

    At least 10 persons, including a village head, were injured when an alleged sand mafia gang fired at locals for resisting illegal mining on their land near Haryana-UP border in neighbouring Shamli district. Thirteenpersons have been arrested in connection to the incident which took place on Wednesday in Bidoli village...
  • MP sand mafia allegedly tries to set Deputy Forest Ranger on fire 10-01-2014 12:55 PM

    Bhopal: The assault by the sand mafia seems to have hit again with an alleged attempt made by them to set a Deputy Forest Ranger on fire in Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh. The deputy forest ranger has escaped with injuries and has been admitted in a local hospital. No arrests...
  • Will Parrikar be able to tackle the rampant land mafia in Goa? 08-01-2014 10:19 AM

    Canacona: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's administration is struggling for answer as Goa mourns the loss of 19 lives in its worst building collapse. Parrikar has promised to crack the whip, but will he be able to tackle the rampant land mafia in the state? Goa is losing its open spaces...
  • ASI attacked by liquor mafia dies 02-01-2014 08:33 AM

    An Assistant Sub-Inspector was brutally attacked here allegedly by liquor mafia and he succumbed to his injuries in a hospital on Wednesday, police said. ASI Rajesh Meena was assaulted by criminals of liquor and drug mafia at the Rai Ka Bagh bus station on Friday night, when he had asked...
  • Kejriwal government to give Rs 1 crore to slain policeman's family 30-12-2013 03:33 PM

    New Delhi:The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the family of the police constable killed by the liquor mafia on Saturday. The constable and two other police personnel were badly beaten up by the liquor mafia during a raid on Saturday, the...
  • Police constable allegedly beaten to death by liquor mafia 29-12-2013 08:30 AM

    Delhi: A police constable on Saturday was allegedly beaten to death by suspected liquor mafia during a raid in Delhi. Two other policemen have also been injured in the attack. Both of them have been hospitalised. The constables were attacked during a raid in a forest area in Ghitorni village....
  • Karnataka government moves to crack down on sand mafia 21-11-2013 06:49 PM

    Karnataka government on Thursday decided to bring in comprehensive amendments to the mineral concession rules to crack down on the sand mafia and making its illegal mining and transportation a cognisable offence. The state Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, decided to constitute sand monitoring committees at district...
  • UP: Mining mafia attacks police team in Bareilly, one injured 09-11-2013 04:53 PM

    Bareilly: A mining mafia allegedly attacked a police team in Bareilly on Saturday. One policeman was injured in the incident. The attack on the police team took place when the officials reached the area to seize illegal minining activities going out there. (More details awaited) ...
  • Bangalore: RTI activist who took on mining mafia faces probe 02-11-2013 09:20 AM

    Bangalore: RTI activist SR Hiremath, the whistleblower who exposed illegal mining in the state is now facing a probe against himself. Four years ago, Hiremath decided that he would take his campaign against illegal mining mafia in Bellary to the country's highest court. The 69-year-old activist, who heads the NGO...
  • Letter on coal mafia in response to Shibu Soren seeking my transfer: Parakh 25-10-2013 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh on Friday clarified his letter on coal mafia in the Coal Ministry saying the letter was written in response to the complaint by former Coal Minister Shibu Soren seeking his transfer. He said there is a lack of transparency which leads to criminality....
  • Parakh gave no proof of coal mafia in the ministry, says ex-Cabinet Secy 25-10-2013 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: Former Cabinet Secretary BK chaturvedi on Friday came out in support of former Coal Secretary PC Parakh and said Parakh is an honest and upright officer. Chaturvedi said, "I did receive his letter and I remember his allegation against coal mafia but there was no evidence so didn't...
  • UP government revokes suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal 22-09-2013 07:26 PM

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh on Sunday revoked the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. Nagpal was the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) for Gautam Budh Nagar. She was suspended for allegedly breaking down a wall of an under-construction mosque in Kadalpur on July 28. The state government had maintained that...
  • Rajasthan: Mining mafia attacks police team, several officers injured 17-09-2013 08:28 AM

    Alwar: Several policemen were injured when mining mafia attacked a police team during an anti-illegal mining operation on Monday. The 10 officer police team was raiding the area after reports of illegal mining surfaced. Five people have been arrested and a probe has been initiated. ...
  • Another 'Durga Shakti' fights sand mafia in Kerala, students offer support 09-09-2013 05:38 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Students of various colleges here have expressed solidarity with a woman, who has been staging a sit-in with her three children in front of the Secretariat here for the last two months seeking action against the sand mafia and mining. About 70 students, including girls, marched to the north...
  • Italy: Lover's Facebook posts lead to mafia boss's arrest 28-08-2013 04:47 AM

    Facebook posts and text messages by the girlfriend of a fugitive mafia leader led to the couple's arrest at a holiday resort in Italy. Michele Di Nardo, 34, and his girlfriend were arrested on Sunday as the couple sipped cocktails in the seaside town of Palinuro in southern Italy. Several...
  • Mining mafia in Himachal Pradesh enjoys political patronage: Virbhadra Singh 23-08-2013 03:37 PM

    Admitting that illegal mining in Himachal Pradesh enjoyed political patronage, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday assured the state assembly that his government would soon clamp down on the mafia. His assertions came about a fortnight after an attempt was made on the life of Yunus Khan, an officer of...
  • PIL against use of measure of unit for sand in High Court 16-08-2013 06:53 PM

    The Madras High Court, on Friday, ordered issue of notice to Legal Meteorology department on a PIL seeking action against government officials for selling river sand under 'prohibited' measure of 'unit'. The Madurai bench of Justices S Rajeswaran and T Mathivanan, admitting the petition filed by advocate M Rajendran, ordered...
  • Bengal govt to act tough against sand mafia, says Irrigation Minister 14-08-2013 08:51 PM

    The West Bengal government is contemplating an amendment to the West Bengal Minor Minerals Act-2002 act to strengthen laws to stop illegal sand mining and the mafia activities in the state, Irrigation minister Rajib Banerjee said in Kolata on Wednesday. Stating that a proposal has been placed before Chief Minister...
  • Maharashtra: Hingoli district tehsildar attacked by mining mafia 11-08-2013 08:18 AM

    Mumbai: After Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, the district tehsildar of Hingoli in Maharashtra has been targeted by the mining mafia. The tehsildar was attacked for taking on mining mafia in Patonda village and he alleged that one of the truck drivers tried to mow down him. Vidya Charan Kadavkar...
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  • Is it impossible to rein-in the sand mafia? 09-08-2013 11:48 PM

    Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday claimed that her ministry has found evidence of illegal sand mining in Greater Noida, the district from where IAS Durga Shakti Nagpal was suspended. ...
  • Illegal sand mining rampant in India despite Supreme Court ban 09-08-2013 11:40 PM

    A CNN-IBN investigation has exposed how sand is being rampantly mined from various parts of our country without any official check. ...
  • Kerala: Mother of three takes on mining mafia to save Kannur beaches 09-08-2013 10:53 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: It was not just IAS officers who were taking on mining mafia, now a mother of three has been taking on the mining mafia in Kerala to save the beaches of her hometown in Kannur. As the entire nation has been busy celebrating Eid, a Muslim woman with her...
  • Himachal Pradesh: IAS officer meets near-death experience during raid on sand mining mafia 08-08-2013 10:24 PM

    Nalagarh: Close on the heels of the Durga Shakti Nagpal incident, another IAS officer has been targeted for allegedly taking on illegal sand mining mafia. SDM Nalagarh, Yunus Khan, who has been spearheading a crusade against the sand mafia, faced a bid on his life by the mafia when he...
  • HP: IAS officer alleges attack by mining mafia, says tractor driver tried to run over him 08-08-2013 03:39 PM

    IAS officer Yunus Khan was attacked on Thursday morning for taking on mining mafia in Himachal Pradesh. Yunus said the tractor driver allegedly tried to run over him while he was carrying out a routine raid at lone river Sarsa. The driver was arrested and an FIR has been registered...