Srinagar: Police in Budgam have arrested 10 persons and seized 10 vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in Budgam.
A police party from Police Post Soibugh at a checkpoint established at Wadwan intercepted & seized 10 vehicles (Tippers) bearing registration numbers JK03B-2907, JK01D-1370, JK01J-3308, JK04-7055, JKO1F-9413, JK04-6684, JK02AV-0717, JK04-0832, JK14B-6599 & JKO4B-1587 loaded with illegally extracted minerals. 10 persons identified as Fayaz Ahmed Bhat resident of Hakermula, Shabir Ahmad Dar resident of Nasrullahpora, Imran Ali Ganie resident of Parisabad, Mohammad Imran Shah resident of Hajibagh, Showkat Ahmed Shah resident of Hajibagh, Mudasir Ahmed Malla resident of Dooru Sebdan, Murtaza Ali Bhat resident of Hakermula, Mohammad Yasin Qazi resident of Waterwani, Mohammad Iqbal Dar resident of Allahpora & Zahoor Ahmed Sheikh resident of Tengpora have been arrested for the commission of crime.
In this regard, a case FIR No. 119/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at PS Budgam and investigation has been initiated.
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 their concerned police units.