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Illegal sand mining: SC issues notices to Centre, CBI, 5 states

PTI
Published : Jul 24, 2019, 1:06 pm IST
Updated : Jul 24, 2019, 1:06 pm IST

The plea also sought a direction from the apex court to the CBI to 'register and investigate sand mining scams' mentioned in the petition.

the plea claimed that rampant illegal mining in the states was causing environmental degradation. (Photo: AFP I Representational)
 the plea claimed that rampant illegal mining in the states was causing environmental degradation. (Photo: AFP I Representational)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre, CBI and five states on a plea which sought prosecution of entities involved in illegal sand mining.

A bench headed by Justice SA Bobde issued notices to the Centre, the Central Bureau of Investigation, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh on a plea which claimed that rampant illegal mining in the states was causing environmental degradation.

 

During the arguments, advocate Prashant Bhushan and Pranav Sachdeva, appearing for the petitioner, told the court that sand mining was going on in the states without the requisite environment clearance.

The plea also sought a direction from the apex court to the CBI to "register and investigate sand mining scams" mentioned in the petition.

Tags: illegal sand mining, degradation
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi