Andhra Pradesh

Tight vigil in Chittoor to prevent sand smuggling

SP S. Senthil Kumar inspecting a sand reach at NR Peta near Chittoor on Tuesday.

SP S. Senthil Kumar inspecting a sand reach at NR Peta near Chittoor on Tuesday.  

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34 checkposts set up along highways leading to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka

Superintendent of Police S. Senthil Kumar on Tuesday inspected the sand reaches and stock points at Nandanur, NR Peta and Anantapuram in GD Nellore Assembly constituency, and instructed officials to watch out for illegal transportation of sand to neighbouring States.

Speaking to the media at NR Peta, Mr. Senthil Kumar said that for effective implementation of the sand policy in the district, as many as 34 checkposts were set up on the inter-State and national highways connected to neighboring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with particular focus on the Satyavedu and Kuppam belt.

Mr. Senthil Kumar said that except for stock points of the government, no individual would be allowed to maintain dumps privately.

The SP instructed police officials to coordinate with Revenue and Mines officials and take initiatives to install CCTV cameras at the sand reaches and the stock points, besides monitoring the movement of vehicles fitted with GPS trackers used in transportation of sand. He said that all formalities in the procurement of sand by the public should be done online.

Deputy SP (Special Branch) Sudhakar Reddy, senior police officials from GD Nellore, NR Peta, SR Puram and Chittoor accompanied the SP during the inspections. The SP appealed to the public to inform the police via Dial 100 and WhatsApp helpline 9440900005 regarding any violations at the reaches.

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