PAMPORE: District Mineral Officer (DMO) Pulwama seized 12 vehicles used in illegal mining, transportation of raw materials illegally extracted during different raids in Pampore and Pulwama district on Saturday, officials said.
The Geology and Mining Department officials Pulwama seized 12 tippers in different raids in Pampore, Newa and Pulwama. These vehicles were being used in illegal mining, extraction, transportation of raw materials illegally extracted during this operation, an officer of the department told Kashmir Reader.
He said that since there is zero tolerance against illegal mining, the department had been holding an extensive drive against the violators for the last many days in various areas of the district including Khrew, Ladhoo, Pampore, Awantipora, Kakapora, Newa, etc.
He said the District Mineral Officer Pulwama seized 12 vehicles in three places of the district including Newa, Pampore and Kakapora areas.