CANACONA: Authorities have stopped an illegal hill cutting at Carai-Maxem on Thursday.
According to sources, the hill Cutting is going on illegally allegedly as per whims and fancies of some builders and contractors at Carai-Maxem in Loliem-Polem village for the last two years, engaging heavy machinery for hill -cutting and tipper trucks for transportation.
It is learnt that a NGO and some residents have been repeatedly complaining of the illegality being committed openly but is allowed to continue without any intervention by the authorities concerned. Even complaints to the flying squad in the past were conveniently ignored, people have alleged.
According to sources, while alleged illegal Hill-Cutting and Transportation was going-on unabated a team of Flying-squad with Officers of Canacona TCP, , a Talathi (Representative of Canacona Mamlatdar) alongwith Canacona Police team descended at the site and ordered the machinery operators to stop.
Everything and every activity going on illegally is caught red-handed by the Flying Squad and the other authorities.
Even though the equipments used in the illegal act are bound detained, it is however, not known whether the machinery used for Hill-Cutting and Tipper-Trucks used for transportation caught in the act are seized by the authorities or not, informed the source.