Kathua Police has foiled a major smuggling attempt of banned polythene into state and seized nearly 13 tons of polythene carry bags in Kathua on Monday, a police statement said.
According to the statement, a truck bearing registration number JK08D-8781 loaded with polythene carry bags entered the state through Raavi river. Senior Superintendent of police Suleman Choudhary acting swiftly on the receipt of information laid a naka and intercepted the said truck at National Highway near Kalibari.
The police have arrested accused, including driver of the vehicle.
It is pertinent to mention that import of Polythene bags in any form is banned in the State under Section 6 of the J&K Non-Biodegradable Material (Management, Handling & Disposable) Act , 2007 .
A case under FIR Number 166 of 2017 of under section 188, 120 B, 420 of RPC and Sec 6 of JK Non-Biodegradable Material Management Handling and Disposal Act has been registered at police station Kathua.
The whole operation was conducted by a team headed by Inspector Anil Kumar Sharma, SHO P/S Kathua, Sub-Inspector Varinder Singh Incharge P/P Hatli, under the supervision of Dy Sp Hqr. S S Sambyal.