Sand 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Nagpal has been glorified as 'Durgaji' by media, says Azam Khan 08-08-2013 12:38 PM

    Accusing the media of glorifying suspended IAS officer Durga Sakthi Nagpal as "Durgaji", senior Uttar Pradesh minister Mohd Azam Khan said her case was highlighted while other such suspensions went unnoticed. "The media has projected Durga as Durgaji. Otherwise in such cases, officers from the level of managing director (MD)...
  • Punjab: Illegal mining on the rise, ministers pay lip-service 08-08-2013 11:43 AM

    Chandigarh: As Environment Ministry team will on Thursday submit its report on sand mining in Greater Noida to Union Minister Jayanthi Natrajan on Thursday, CNN-IBN has found illegal mining in Punjab. It was not only illegal mining but the mining mafia was even pocketing an illegal royalty on every truck...
  • HP: IAS officer Yunus Khan attacked by mining mafia 08-08-2013 09:46 AM

    Chandigarh: An IAS officer was attacked allegedly by the mining mafia in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday morning. SDM Nalagarh Yunus Khan, who has been spearheading a crusade against the sand mafia, told CNN-IBN that the tractor driver tried to run over him. The driver was arrested by the state police...
  • Suspended IAS officer Durga Nagpal was concerned about environment 07-08-2013 04:30 AM

    IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, widely believed to have been suspended for taking on a mafia illegally extracting sand from river beds, was always concerned about environment. So say those who have known her for long in Noida, a region bordering Delhi where some influential politicians are said to be...
  • Durga Nagpal was doing her duty, reinstate her, demands UP Wakf Board 06-08-2013 12:12 PM

    UP Wakf Board has come out extending full support to suspended Uttar Pradesh IASofficer Durga Shakti Nagpal and demanding UP govt to reinstate her on the ground that she had no role in bringing down the wall of mosque in Greater Noida. According to a letter addressed by the Wakf...
  • SC 2009 order on religious structures suggests Durga violated no rules 03-08-2013 08:09 AM

    New Delhi: As the Uttar Pradesh government stands by IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal's suspension, a Supreme Court order on illegal religious structures passed in 2009 suggests that suspended IAS officer Durga Nagpal acted strictly according to procedure and violated no rules. In December 2009, the court ruled that no...
  • Suspended IAS officer Durga Nagpal gets a pat from HC, calls her brave 02-08-2013 09:23 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Friday had a word of praise for suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who took on the powerful sand mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar, saying she "bravely" exercised her jurisdiction. "We have gone through the pleading on record. We feel that the officer Nagpal bravely...
  • HC refuses to interfere over Durga's suspension, sends notice to govt on sand mafia 02-08-2013 05:38 PM

    As a controversy raged over the suspension of an IAS officer by the UP government, the Allahabad high Court on Friday declined to interfere in the matter, saying it was an issue "between the master and the servant". The court also voiced concern over illegal mining and sought a reply...
  • I got IAS officer Durga suspended within 40 minutes, boasts SP leader 02-08-2013 09:16 AM

    Lucknow: Even as calls for justice for suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal are growing, Samajwadi Party leader Narendra Bhati was caught boasting on camera saying he spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and had Durga Nagpal suspended within 40 minutes. Bhati said he has also conducted a...
  • UP: Aam Aadmi Party supports suspended IAS officer Durga 01-08-2013 11:35 PM

    Durga Shakti Nagpal, an IAS officer known for taking on the sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh, has been suspended. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has justified the suspension, calling it an administrative decision. ...
  • UP: IAS officer Durga's suspension causes outrage 01-08-2013 11:03 PM

    Durga Nagpal, during her tenure as the sub-divisional magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar, had cracked down on the sand mining mafia. ...
  • UP: IAS officer Durga didn't order any demolition, says DM report 01-08-2013 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate report on suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal has said that she did not order the demolition of a portion of the mosque as alleged by the Uttar Pradesh government, according to sources. It says she merely told villagers to follow the...
  • Sand mafia kills one in Noida, SP leader mocks suspended IAS officer 31-07-2013 03:53 PM

    New Delhi: Just days after the suspension of an Uttar Pradesh IAS officer known for taking on the sand mafia, a man was shot dead on Wednesday by alleged sand mafia in Noida in the state. The police say three motorcycle-borne men shot the man, Mangeram, dead in Sector 39,...
  • Noida: 3 men shoot dead a man who was fighting the sand mafia 31-07-2013 02:19 PM

    Noida: A man was allegedly killed on Wednesday by sand mafia in Noida in the National Capital Region. The police say three motorcycle-borne men shot the man, Mangeram, dead in Sector 39, Noida. The family of the man allege he was killed by the sand mafia. The man was fighting...
  • UP government to chargesheet suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal 31-07-2013 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal is set to be chargesheeted by the Uttar Pradesh government. The process of chargesheeting the officer will be as per law, said the UP administration. According to the UP government, it is only after it serves a chargesheet, can Durga Shakti give...
  • UP: Pressure mounts on CM; will SDM's suspension be revoked? 30-07-2013 08:53 AM

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is under pressure after IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal was suspended allegedly for going tough on the sand mining mafia in Greater Noida. After widespread outrage and criticism from the Opposition and the IAS officers association, her suspension may just be revoked. "A...