18:14 20 November
Sand mafia in Pune charged with MCOCA case.
Sand mafia in Pune charged with MCOCA ca Pune
The Maharashtra control of organized crime Act (MCOCA) was applied for the first time against a sand mafia who were illegally extracting the sand.
The Bombay high court asked the state, if any strict punishment can be imposed on the sand mafia. The accused names are Hanumant, Ganesh, and Sunil.
The accused created headaches for the revenue authorities, they used different tactics to escape from a police chase. They run their sand extraction racket in Pune, Ahmednagar, and Solapur.
They had many cases filed against them including the case where the attacked a revenue officer. Earlier the case against Sand mafia's used to get registered under the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities (MPDA) Act. This time the case was registered under MCOCA Act due to Nagpur bench intervention.