Monday, December 28, 2009

Mining inside Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary FIR copy

From: By Hand Delivery

Shankar Raghunath Jog,

Margawadi, Sancordem,

Via TISKA, GOA ...Pin: 403406.

Phone No. 2611499 & 2611032.

Date: 19th November, 2009.


The in-charge/Inspector

Ponda Police Station,

Ponda, Goa.

Sub: First Information Report of Criminal offence of environmental destruction in Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary at Darbandora, Goa.


This is to inform you that mining operations are intermittently being carried out at Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary in village Darbandora, Goa, without ‘Environment Clearance’ from the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India, as required under provisions of ‘Environment (Protection) Act, 1986’. This is a cognizable criminal offence punishable under sections 15 & 16 of this Act attracting 5 years imprisonment.

The person/s carrying out this mining operation are unknown to me, but I have noticed that Earth excavating machinery is used to excavate and trucks are carrying the material to unknown destination.

It is therefore requested that immediate action be taken to stop this illegal operation and to apprehend the culprits.

Yours faithfully,


(Shankar R. Jog)

Copy by post to:

1. D.I.G. Police Headquarters, Panaji.

2. Chief Conservator of Forest, Govt. of Goa,

Maratha Samaj Building, Panaji.

3. Director, Mines & Geology, Govt. of Goa,

Udyog Bhavan, Panaji.

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