SRINAGAR: Cracking a whip on illegal mining of minerals, police have seized 03 vehicles and arrested 03 drivers for their involvement in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in Kulgam and Baramulla.
In Kulgam, a police party led by Incharge Police Post Mirbazar during naka checking at Mirbazar chowk seized a vehicle (dumper) bearing registration no JK13G-2650 and arrested a driver namely Bilal Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Rasool Bhat resident of Litter, Pulwama involved in transportation of minerals illegally extracted, police said .
In Baramulla, a police party under the supervision of SDPO Tangmarg assisted by SHO PS Kunzer seized 02 vehicles (tipper & tractor) & arrested 2 drivers namely Ab Majeed Khan son of Gh Rasool resident of Hard Aboora & Mohd Yousuf Dar son of Wali Mohd resident of Pariswani Kunzer for their involvement in illegal mining of minerals at Ferozpora Nallah Kunzer.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and further 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,” police said.

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