Joint Collector Jyothi M. Buddha Prakash asked the officials of Mines, Transport and Revenue to check illegal transportation of sand from Tungabhadra river bed at Panchalingala.

He said the district administration permitted sand extraction for local construction needs.

But some of the operators were exporting the sand to various towns and villages in Mahabubnagar district and Hyderabad. The sand extracted from Panchalingala was collected at Pullur and Korvipad and transported to Hyderabad.

The Joint Collector asked the officers to book cases and present them to court of law.