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DC directs extra vigil against illegal mining in prohibited forest areas

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Jamshedpur, July 15:  East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Amit Kumar during a meeting on law and order at the district collectorate on Friday afternoon directed the East Singhbhum SSP Anoop T. Mathew for increasing intensive checking on roads against traffic violators and crimes committed by bike-borne riders in city areas.

He also ordered extra vigil against illegal mining in prohibited forest areas.

“I have ordered the district mining officer to demolish all brick-kiln and stone crusher units by August 15 and ADM law and order Bindeshwari Tattma will be supervising the operation,” said deputy commissioner Amit Kumar.

The mining officer and rural SP Mohammed Arshi were asked to conduct campaign against illegal mining of emerald at Ghurabandha forest areas under Ghatshila sub-division.

According to information, drive against on triple riding, checking of documents and helmetless riding is on the anvil along. He also asked for extra vigil against illegal mining in prohibited forest areas is on the cards in the East Singhbhum. DC scanned cases police stationwise , arrest of anti-social elements and also reviewed the naxal activities in Ghatshila sub division.

DC said the law and order situation in the steel city is absolutely under control and if any shortcomings will be detected they will be taken care of by the senior superintendent of police Anoop T Mathew.

Revealing about the security beefing,  the Senior SP, Mathew informed that they would deploy additional number of Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) in the city and also install additional number of CCTV cameras at the strategic locations. Vehicular traffic, the major concern during the festive will be under the administration’s scanner from this week as this issue is also an impediment.

Incidentally, so far the focus during routine traffic checking drive was against helmetless ride and other traffic violation in selected areas mostly near traffic police stations in five different places namely Sakchi, Bistupur, Golmuri, Jugsalai and Mango.

However, with the new directive police are likely to conduct the drive in newer locations to catch the violators by surprise.

Directive was also given to the district mining officer Sanjiv Kumar Mondal to ensure that all stone crushers and brick units are destroyed in the areas under Dalma wildlife sanctuary which has been declared as eco-sensitive zone.

It may be mentioned that, in May 2012, the Union ministry of environment and forests had notified Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary an eco-sensitive zone, banning pucca construction from the entire forest zone spread over 522.98sqkm, including 85 villages inside and 51 villages on its periphery.

The notification banned concrete construction on the 300m width outside the boundary of the sanctuary.

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