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Andhra Pradesh Govt Busts Online Fraud On Sand Mining: Police arrests the culprits

Andhra Pradesh Govt Busts Online Fraud On Sand Mining: Police arrests the culprits
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The government has whipped up sand trafficking in the state.

The government has whipped up sand trafficking in the state. Some have tried to deflect the government's goal of providing sand to consumers through a new sand policy in the state through online. Many brokers are accused of smuggling sand in bulk bookings with different addresses. The government has been focusing on complaints on sand bookings with fake IDs.

An investigation by the police and mining authorities revealed that Kishore, a Guntur hub, was involved in fraud on sand mining.

About 1.27 lakh worth of sand was discovered from Kishore with fake IDs. The mining authorities have seized 27 tonnes of sand and seven tractors that were ready to be smuggled. Also identified as Durgara Rao of Gannavaram. Benami Names Rs. 3.80 lakh worth of sand has been booked online by Durga Rao.

Officials confirmed that Durga Rao, who is a service operator, was involved in the fraud. Criminal cases have been registered against Kishore and Durga Rao. Officials are ready to check for such scams by identifying IP addresses for applications coming online.

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