With the building boom the sand, cement and bricks are its main requirement. Out of these three the sand is freely available spread over all over the rivers in unguarded way in open. There is high profitability in it that why the sand mafia have over taken it.
They are very rich who have fleets to trucks, trolly-tractors, JCB machine, labourers and armed person to thawart government raid. On being caught either they pay high bribe or commit murder to escape In the past they have crushed an IPS officer of Morena.
Now the other day a sand loaded trackor-trolly crushed Seputy Forest Ranger Mr Subaidar Singh Khushwaha. It is 5th killing of government and police persons. Despite ban sand lifting going on. On Madhya Pradesh – UP border in police inspector was involved in it.
He constructed bridge on small river to cross in to Banda district of U.P. A sand mafia accumulated so much of sand that he booked the entire goods train to transport it. The only feasible solution of sand theft or rather to say sand dacoity, the government should deploy special armed battalions of the police on the line of anti-dacoity operation.