2484 MT illegally excavated sand seized

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Srinagar: The team of Geology and Mining department and police officials on Friday seized dumps of 2484 MT sand illegally excavated from Ujh River during several raids conducted in different places in Billawar area.

As many as 13 dumps of sand were stocked at Pongat, Leir, Guda Kalyal, Thada Kalyal, Peiya and Dharmani areas of Billawar were seized under relevant sections of SRO-105 of 2016 and MM&DR Act of 1957 and kept in the custody of police till further action.

The sand dumps were excavated from the Ujh River in Tehsil Ramkot by the miners by using light machinery and transported on tractor trolleys for further sale at exorbitant and willful rates in violation of rules and norms of the department.

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