Major action against illegal mica mining in Koderma forest, 6 JCBs, 7 dumpers seized


Koderma, Vikas Kumar: On the information of illegal mica mining in Lomchanchi Chitarpur forest of Wildlife Sanctuary located in Koderma district of Jharkhand, the forest department team took major action. Under the leadership of DFO Wildlife Hazaribagh Avnish Chaudhary, the team has seized half a dozen JCBs and 7 Shaktiman dumpers engaged in illegal mining. This is the first time that half a dozen JCBs engaged in illegal mining work have been seized together.

The value of seized vehicles is around Rs 2 crore.

The value of the seized vehicles is estimated to be around Rs 2 crore. So this action Illegal mining There has been a stir among those who do it. However, the manner in which the entire action took place, questions are also being raised on the role of the local officials.

DFO took action late night

According to the information, Avnish Chaudhary, DFO of Wildlife Shelter, was getting information that illegal mining of mica is going on in Chitarpur forest on a large scale under the guise of Dhibra. On information, the team under the leadership of the DFO raided the forest with the help of the local police force at around one o’clock on Tuesday night.

People engaged in mining work fled

During the raid, the team was surprised to see the scene inside the forest. Mica was being mined on a large scale here. However, seeing the team, the people involved in the mining work ran away. The team seized 6 JBC and 7 Shaktiman dumpers from the spot. After this the seized vehicles were brought to the Forest Office premises Koderma.

These people were involved in the raiders

Apart from the DFO, Hazaribagh Ranger Suresh Chaudhary, Koderma police station in-charge Dwarka Ram, Domchanch police station in-charge Abdullah Khan and a large number of forest guards and police force personnel were involved in the raid.

Koderma Ranger called after late night raid

It is said that keeping the information of the raid completely confidential, the team under the leadership of the DFO raided the forest at around one o’clock in the night. The campaign went on for hours. Seized vehicles were brought in the morning. In the midst of the raid, local ranger Rambabu Kumar and others were called.

7 people named in illegal mining case

Forest Department has nominated 7 people in the case of illegal mining in Chitarpur forest. In this, Indrava resident Suresh Rana father late Darshan Rana, Vijay Sav father Maqsudan Sav, Bhim Das father Kartik Das, Parmeshwar Sav father late Khubi Sav, Dilip Rana father Suresh Rana, Belu Sav father late Gopal Sav, Lokai resident Rahul Sav and others are included. . Sections related to illegal mining and transportation have been imposed on all of them in the wildlife sanctuary area.

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DFO Wildlife Hazaribagh Avnish Chaudhary said that action has been taken on the information of illegal Dhibra mica mining in the wildlife area. 6 JCB and 7 Shaktiman dumpers have been seized. Further action is being taken as per rules. The entire raid was confidential, so the local team was called later.


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