Muzaffarnagar, Apr 15 (PTI) Police raided an illegal sand mining operation along the banks of the Yamuna in Shamli district and seized an excavator machine, officials said today.

The raid was conducted last night after police received a tip-off regarding the sand mining mafia operation in the area falling under the Jhinjhana police station in Shamli, Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Tiwari said.

A team of police and revenue officials, led by Sub-divisional Magistrate V K Singh, rushed to the spot and seized an excavator machine, Tiwari said.

One person, identified as Naresh, a resident of Haryana, has been arrested while a few others managed to escape, police said, adding that a case was registered in this connection.

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