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3 persons arrested seized, 8 vehicles seized for illegal mining: J&K Police

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Srinagar: Police have arrested three persons and seized eight vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of raw materials illegally extracted in Budgam and Bandipora, said a police spokesperson.

“In Budgam, officers from Police Post Humhama arrested three persons and seized three tippers involved in extraction and transportation of raw materials illegally extracted from Nallah/streams at Galvanpora in Budgam. The accused persons have been identified as Basharat Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Mohammad Ganie, Shabir Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Maqbool both residents of Sadsoo Kalan and Mohammad Hussain Mir son of Bashir Ahmed resident of Rakh Shalina. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody,” the spokesperson said.

“Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 98/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Budgam and investigation has been initiated,” he said.

The spokesperson further said: “In Bandipora, a police party of Police Post Ajas led by In-charge Police Post Ajas along with teams of Mining and Geology Department have seized 05 tippers bearing registration numbers JK01N-1440, JK03C-6470, JK13-7644, JK03C-7930 and JK15-1861. The said vehicles were used in transportation of minerals illegally extracted in the jurisdiction of Police Post Ajas. In this connection legal proceedings under IPC and MMRD Acts against the violators has been initiated and further investigation has been taken up.”

“Police requests the people not to indulge in illegal mining activities from any Nallah as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units,” he added.

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