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9 persons arrested in Kulgam, Baramulla for illegal transportation of minerals

02:19 AM Apr 03, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
9 persons arrested in kulgam  baramulla for illegal transportation of minerals
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Srinagar, Apr 2: Cracking a whip on illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, police have seized 10 vehicles and arrested 9 drivers in Kulgam and Baramulla.

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In Kulgam, a police party led by SHO Police Station Devsar during patrolling at general road Peepora, Pahloo crossing seized 2 vehicles (tractors) and arrested 2 drivers involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals from Nallah Vaishow. The accused drivers have been identified as Zubair Ahmad Rather resident of Sopat, Tengpora and Danish Ahmad Ganie, resident of Bona Devsar. They have been shifted to Police Station Devsar where they remain in custody.

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In Baramulla, a police party under the supervision of SDPO Tangmarg, Pattan and Kreeri assisted by SHO PS Kunzer, Incharge Police Post Palhallan and Incharge Police Post Wagoora seized 8 tractors and arrested 7 drivers at Kunzer, Shrakwara and Dargam area of Baramulla involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals. They have been identified as Adil Akbar Rather resident of Ogmuna, Mudasir Ahmad Thokar,resident of Chek Khaitangan, Yaseen Ahmad Malik, resident of Hurchak, Mohd Rafiq Bhat, resident of Pakipora Pattan, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani , Umar Salaam Parra, both residents of Tapper Payeen and Mohd Hussain Parray, resident of Goigam.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and investigations have been initiated.

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"People are requested not to indulge in any kind of illegal mining activities from any Nallah/river as it is a violation of government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law," police said.

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