Illegal extraction and transportation of minerals

Arrests 2 persons, seizes 3 vehicles in Sopore

Srinagar: Police in Sopore have arrested 02 persons and seized 03 vehicles involved in the commission of crime.
Acting on specific information about illegally extracting Sand and Bajri from river Vij Dachanpara Rafiabad. A Police party led by SHO Police Station Panzla raided the specific spot and intercepted 3 vehicles (Tractors) loaded with illegally extracting material from river who tried to flee from the spot, but were apprehended tactfully. The accused drivers were arrested and the vehicles used in the commission of crime has also been seized.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 52/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Panzla and investigation set into motion.
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.

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