Several vehicles seized for illegal extraction of sand, gravel in Ganderbal

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Ganderbal: Police have seized around two dozen vehicles for transportation of illegally extracted minerals including sand, bajri and boulders from nallah Sindh in Ganderbal district.

A police official said that a stringent action has been taken by Ganderbal Police along with Geology and Mining Department against illegal extraction of minor minerals including sand, bajri, boulders and further un-authorised transportation within the district. He said that on the directions of SSP Ganderbal, special police teams were constituted and led by SHOs and DOs of Police Stations and Police Posts to check the menace of illegal mining. Five drivers were arrested while four Tippers and one tractor was also seized on spot. These vehicles were loaded with illegally extracted “Bajri/Sand & Boulders from Nallah Sindh Ganderbal.”

“In this regard Case FIR No.s 02/23, 03/23, 01/23 and 04/23 IPC, under relevant sections of law stands registered at PS Kheerbawani, PS Ganderbal & PS Lar respectively and investigation taken up,” police said.

Meanwhile, the Ganderbal Police and personnel of Geology and Mining Department raided at different locations in the district and seized nine Tippers and eight tractors for the illegal extraction of minor minerals from Nallah Sindh Ganderbal, an official statement said.

Ganderbal Police have issued strict warning to those who are involved in illegal extraction of minor minerals to avoid this illegal practice, The police warned that strict action under law will be taken against the violators.

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