Gwalior: Initiating stern action against illegal mining, Gwalior administration on Tuesday suspended over three thousand arms licences owned by people living in villages near stone mines in the district.

Besides, a drive will be conducted in the villages jointly by the Police, Forest department and mining department to address complaints of illegal mining. 

Meanwhile, in Morena where IPS Narendra Kumar was allegedly mowed down by a tractor trolley carrying illegal stones, Special Action Force (SAF) has started raids in areas where illegal mining is suspected of being carried out. The special force also sealed Pawan stone in the area and Chakrapani stone in Banmor.

The force also raided a few stone-cutting centers in Chambal region.

Gwalior, District Magistrate P Narhari prepared a list of fortified villages adjacent to the mines and suspended over three thousand arms licences. Licence owners have been directed to submit their weapons within a week.

Illegal mining is considered more rampant in these villages with several mines situated nearby.