The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre, Central Bureau of Investigation and five states on a plea which sought prosecution of those involved in illegal sand mining and a ban on the same.
A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde issued notices to the Centre, CBI and the states of 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, agencies reported
During the arguments, counsel 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.
–India Legal Bureau