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The Patiala police have lodged four FIRs and seized Poclain machines and tractor-trailers in the past 48 hours. The district mining officer noticed a Poclain machine in the farm fields between Untsar and Loh Simbly villages in the Ghanaur block of the district. He found that the mining was carried out illegally and impounded sand-laden trucks and machines from the spot.
Illegal sand mining was also found to be carried out at Alipur Sikhan village in the same block. Drivers of a JCB machine and two tractors fled from the spot leaving their vehicles behind. Out of the four FIRs, three have been registered against unidentified persons only.
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