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Jharkhand Illegal Mining ED Seized Ship Used For Illegal Mining, Know In Details

Jharkhand ED Seized Ship in Sahibganj: Enforcement Directorate has seized...

Jharkhand ED Seized Ship in Sahibganj: Enforcement Directorate has seized a ship while taking action on illegal mining mafia in Jharkhand. An official said that the ED has seized Infralink-3 ship in connection with the case related to illegal mining and extortion in Jharkhand. Pankaj Mishra, a close aide of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, was allegedly using a ship worth about Rs 30 crore. The ship was being operated illegally without any permit from Sukargarh Ghat, Sahebganj. It has been said on behalf of the ED that, during a search operation conducted on Tuesday, the vessel was seized.

The ship was used in this work
The officer said that at the behest of Rajesh Yadav alias Dahu Yadav, the ship was being operated to transport illegally mined stones with the connivance of Pankaj Mishra and others. An FIR has been registered against the owner of the ship under sections 25, 30 of the Bengal Ferry Act and sections 188, 282, 420 of the IPC at the Mufassil police station, the official said. Similarly, on July 26, an FIR was lodged in this regard under sections 379 and 414 of IPC in Girwabari, Sahebganj.

Illegal mine identified
“Besides, an illegal mine operated by Bishnu Yadav and others has been identified at Mauja Simaria, Sahebganj. Another mine has been identified at Mauja Demba, Sahebganj, where mining is from the leased area,” the official said. Has gone a long way. The processed value of the stone chips mined is estimated to be around Rs 45 crore.”

ED team is in action
A team of ED is visiting Sahibganj district to conduct a joint survey with Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board, District Mining Office, Sahibganj, District Forest Office, Sahebganj and other officials of the district to identify the beneficiaries of such illegal mining activities. And to check the income received through illegal mining activities.

ED had arrested Pankaj Mishra
ED arrested Pankaj Mishra on 19 July, he was sent to ED custody till 1 August. The ED had seized Rs 13.32 crore in cash lying in 50 bank accounts, Rs 5.34 crore in unaccounted cash, illegally operated stone crushers and various incriminating documents related to Mishra, Yadav and their associates.

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