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J&K Police seized 53 vehicles, arrested 19 persons in last 3 months
for illegal extraction of minerals in Ganderbal


Srinagar, May 21 (Scoop News)- J&K Police along with geology and mining department have seized 53 vehicles and arrested 19 persons for their involvement in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in district Ganderbal.

On the directions of SSP Ganderbal Shri Sandeep Gupta-IPS, Special Police teams of district Ganderbal were directed to check the menace of illegal mining across the district. In the course of action, 19 persons were arrested & 18 vehicles (14 Tippers, 04 Tractors) were seized during the last 03 months. These vehicles were loaded with illegally extracted Bajri/Sand & Boulders from Nallah Sindh Ganderbal. Moreover, during the joint course of action in the previous 03 months, Police alongwith Geology and Mining Department raided at different locations in the district and seized 35 vehicles (26 Tippers, 08 Tractors & 01 Load Carrier) and recovered fine from them.

Regarding the incidents, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered at respective police stations.

J&K Police once again warns the persons involved in the illegal practice of mining to mend their way and refrain from this illegal practice, else strict action under law will be taken.




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