Chandigarh, Feb 15 (UNI) Haryana Transport and Mining Minister Mool Chand Sharma conducted an over-night drive to check illegal mining and overloaded vehicles.
Giving this information here on Saturday, an official spokesman said that the checking campaign led by the Minister went from 2000 hrs to 0400 hrs. He said this move against overloading and illegal mining mafia started from Faridabad. He said that during checking, 35 dumpers were impounded and Rs 25 lakh fine was imposed in Faridabad, Sohna, Tawadu, Gurugram, and Nuh areas.
He said that a team headed by the minister included officials of the mining department, RTO department officials and police officers of these districts during conducting the raid.
He said that Mr Mool Chand Sharma gave ultimatum to mining mafia saying illegal mining and overloading of vehicles will not be permitted across Haryana. The continuous campaign will be carried out in various parts of Haryana, informed the Minister.
The spokesman said that the police also nabbed three members of the mafia gang, indulged in illegal mining who were helping their gang by indicating them of checking and also impounded three other vehicles of the mafia gang.
He said that during this sudden raid by the Minister, the dumper drivers fled from the spot, leaving their dumpers which were filled of stones. He said that the dumper drivers applied some lubricant over their vehicle number plates to deceive/ mislead the officials.
He informed that the Minister directed strict guidelines to the police station in-charges of all the areas, saying that an appropriate action would be initiated if any overload vehicles would enter the peripheral limits of any police station.