Illegal mining: Police seize 2 vehicles in Bla; 2 drivers arrested

SRINAGAR: Cracking a whip on illegal mining of minerals, police have seized two vehicles (tractors) and arrested two drivers in Baramulla.
The police initiated the action under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Baramulla assisted by SHO PS Sheeri seized two vehicles (tractors) and arrested two drivers at Sheeri Baramulla, involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals. The accused drivers have been identified as Yawar Rasheed Sheikh son of Abdul Rasheed & Umair Ahmad Ahanger son of Mohd Shafi both residents of Fatehgarh Sheeri, police said in a statement.
Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sheeri and further investigation has been taken up, police said, adding, “People are requested not to indulge in any kind of illegal mining activities from any Nallah/River, as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt with as per law.”

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