Illegal soil excavation: 22 FIRs registered, 8 persons arrested in Budgam

Illegal soil excavation: 22 FIRs registered, 8 persons arrested in Budgam
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BUDGAM: District administration Budgam Friday said that eight persons were arrested for their role in illegal excavation and transportation of soil from Karevas, besides 32 tippers, 4 backhoe loaders were also seized in the year 2017.
Deputy Commissioner, Budgam Mohammad Harun Malik said during a review meeting called for checking the illegal excavation of soil in Karevas of Budgam.
He also said that 22 FIRs were also registered at Budgam Police Station against the persons involved in the illegal activity.
The meeting was attended by the ADC Budgam, Mohammad Farooq Dar, DSP Hqr Budgam and SHO Police station Budgam.
DDC urged the concerned officers to intensify their efforts to ensure that no illegal excavation takes place anywhere in the district and directed to immediately seize tippers and other machinery involved in the illegal soil excavation activity.
The DC said that the illegal soil excavation is adversely affecting the topography of Budgam Karewas. He stressed that police in collaboration with the Geology and Mining department should keep a check on the tippers supplying soil illegally from the district.
He also stressed on the establishing checkpoints and conducting night raids to curb the illegal soil excavation and directed concerned to take stringent action against the accused.
However, he said that tippers which are permitted for the Rakh Aarth filling and other government projects should be allowed to transport the soil.