Social activist RS Mugilan, coordinator, Cauvery River Protection Movement, who has been fighting against sand mining from the river, approached Tiruchy Collector here on Friday along with farmers and other activists to initiate action against a woman tahsildar, who has nexus with the sand smugglers.
Mugilan pointed out that on October 11, when the public and the farmers caught Renuka red-handed while she was helping the mafia to mine sand by overseeing the operations she threatened the public and the farmers. She has been taking sand for her new house under construction during night hours, he added.
With solid proof, we have submitted a petition seeking action against her. They appealed to detain her under the Goondas Act as she has been involved in sand mining ever since she has been deputed in Manachanallur.
Demanding action, the group staged a protest in the Collectorate premises on Friday.