Government Takes Action Against Illegal Sand Dredging (India)
The stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), commonly used against the gangsters and terrorists, would be invoked against those involved in illegal sand-mining, government said today.
Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat stated in the Legislative Council here that “government is concerned over illegal sand dredging and a stringent law such as MCOCA will be invoked wherever necessary“.
The minister was replying to a query by Hemant Takle (NCP) and others during the question hour.
Source: ptinews, March 18, 2013