Jun 18, 2024

J-K: Several arrested for illegal extraction

Acting tough against the persons involved in the illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, police have seized 16 vehicles and arrested 16 persons during the last 15 days in district Ganderbal.

Under the directions of SSP Ganderbal Nikhil Borkar, Special Police teams were constituted led by SHOs and DOs of PSs and PPs of Ganderbal under the supervision of SDPO Kangan  Muzaffar Jan and DySP Hqrs Ganderbal Ghulam Hassan  to check the menace of illegal mining in the district.

During the course of action, 16 persons were arrested and 16 vehicles (Tippers) were seized on the spot during the last fifteen days. These vehicles were loaded with illegally extracted “Bajri/Sand and  Boulders from Nallah Sindh Ganderbal.”

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stand registered at respective police stations and an investigation is in progress.

“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 neighborhood with their concerned police units,” police said.


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