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Jammu & Kashmir Police Seize 365 Vehicles in Illegal Mining Crackdown, Imposes Rs 62,36,375 Fine

Srinagar, May 04: In a concerted effort to curb illegal mining activities, the Jammu & Kashmir Police have seized a staggering total of 365 vehicles in the Jammu District alone this year up to April 30, 2024. The crackdown, aimed at preserving natural resources and preventing environmental degradation, marks a significant milestone in the region’s law enforcement efforts.
The Department of Mining and Geology’s (DMO) stringent measures have resulted in fines amounting to Rs 62,36,375 imposed on offenders involved in illegal mining operations.
This substantial sum underscores the severity with which authorities are tackling the issue, sending a clear message of zero tolerance towards such unlawful activities.
Furthermore, in collaboration with the Regional Transport Officer in Jammu, a total of 464 vehicles have been blacklisted. This move serves as a deterrent to those engaging in illegal mining, with strict repercussions for violators.

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