Chief Minister in his strong stance against the illegal mining along the Beas and the Chaki rivers said that the state government will punish all culprit including involved officials. He said preliminary reports had indicated that the Beas changed its course due to illegal mining by stone crusher owners that lead to losses to farmers in the Mand areas of Kangra district.

Dhumal clearly said that if river is changing its course and bridges are collapsing, it seems that the mining officials have failed to fulfill their duty by checking the illegal activities of stone crusher owners. He added that they would be held liable for dereliction in duty.

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