Saraikela-Kharsawan: In a major offensive against illegal sand trade in the district 41 Hyvas laden with sand was seized and four men were arrested in this connection.
Police said a tip-off had been received regarding the illegal sand trade under Ichagarh and Tiruldih Police Station area. Police was informed that the sand was being illegally mined from the river and was stored in the forest after which in the night they were being illegally transported.
Following the input a team led by Saraikela SP comprising the district mining officer and SDPOs of Saraikela and Chandil launched a vehicle checking drive during which 41 Hyvas was seized.
An FIR in the case was also registered at the Saraikela police station. Four men were also arrested in this connection who were identified as Sanjay Mahto, Gurupado Mahto, Lalto Mahto and Sahdeo Mahto.