Punjab and Haryana High Court directs police to identify the real culprits behind the illegal mining taking place in Rupnagar, 04/09/2023
The Punjab and Haryana High Court expressed its displeasure with the action taken by the Rupnagar police in handling illegal mining taking place in the area.
The HC noted that only poor persons like the driver of the JCB and tipper get arrested and arrayed as accused. "It is a sorry state of affairs that the police is trying its best to shield the real culprits, at whose instance the illegal mining operations were being carried out," the HC said, on September 4, 2023. The police were not able to ascertain as to whose instance the illegal mining operations were being carried out and directed the Senior Superintendent of Police, Rupnagar, to file a detailed report, indicating the reasons why the persons, who were carrying out the illegal mining operations have not been arrayed as accused.