Police personnel authorised to act against illegal mining, seize vehicles: Madras High Court Full Bench

The full bench had been called to clarify whether police officers have the power to seize vehicles under the MMDR Act, 1957 or if such power was vested only upon revenue officials.
Tamil Nadu Police
Tamil Nadu Police

A full bench of the Madras High Court recently held that police personnel are authorised to act against illegal mining activity under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act of 1957 and also to seize vehicles involved in such illegality. [S Kumar v. The District Collector and ors]

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