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_Illegal extraction and transportation of minerals_

Ishtiyaq Ahmad
KINS Srinagar

*Police arrests 06 persons, seizes 06 vehicles in Budgam*

“Acting tough against the persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 06 persons and seized 06 vehicles in Budgam.

A police party of Police Station Budgam during naka checking at Mirgund seized 03 vehicles (Tippers) bearing registration numbers JK04-9483, JK03J-5840 and JK04-3556, carrying illegally extracted natural minerals and arrested 03 accused persons identified as Adil Hussain Bhat son of Mohd Abdullah Bhat resident of Chadipora, Sarwar Hussain Mir son of Gulzar Ahmed Mir resident of Kakan Maran and Anees Ahmad Dar son of Bashir Ahmed Dar resident of Tikipira.

Similarly, a police party of Police Station Chadoora seized 03 tippers bearing registration numbers JK01AB-6272, JK01T-6421 & JK08A-6887 at Chadoora for illegal extraction and transportation of soil from Government land at Chadoora. Besides, 03 accused drivers identified as Shabir Ahmad Dar son of Habibullah Dar, Tanveer Ahmad Goru son of Riyaz Ahmad Goru & Nisar Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Ramzan Dar, all residents of Khawaja Bagh Maloora Srinagar were also arrested.

All the accused persons have been shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and investigation have been initiated.

Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt with 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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