Muzaffarnagar (UP), Mar 27 (PTI) Twelve trucks laden with sand were seized and the drivers arrested during a drive against illegal mining on the Yamuna riverbed in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh. Also Read - UP Governor Gives Assent to Ordinance Against Forcible Religious Conversions

Officials, led by sub-divisional magistrate M P Singh, seized the trucks from Titli and Ahmad Ghar last evening. Also Read - UP: Stray Dog Seen Nibbling on Girl’s Dead Body at Govt Hospital, Two Suspended

Seven trucks were seized from Titli and five from Ahmad Ghar, an official said. Also Read - No Written Permission Required For Weddings, UP Govt Issues Fresh Guidelines

The drivers were later released on bail, the official said.

The drive was carried out after the Aditya Nath Yogi government issued direction to the authorities to check illegal mining on the Yamuna riverbed.

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