Amaravati: Cracking the whip on illegal sand mining and transportation, the first conviction took place in Kadapa district where the accused was sentenced to three years imprisonment and a penalty of Rs 10,000.

The First Class Additional Judicial Magistrate, Kadapa has sentenced one Nandyala Subbarayudu (20) of Kadapa district for illegal transportation of sand by damaging the river bed of Papagni, for three years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000.

The Court has ruled that the accused to undergo simple imprisonment for a period of three years and to pay a fine of Rs 10,000 towards illegal transport of sand and damage of public property.

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