Jammu & Kashmir

Police seizes 11 vehicles, arrests 9 drivers in Baramulla

April 22: Cracking a whip on illegal mining of minerals, police have seized 11 vehicles and arrested 9 drivers in Baramulla.

The Police initiated the action under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Baramulla, SDPO Pattan/Tangmarg/Kreeri assisted by SHO PS Kreeri, PS Kunzer, IC PP Delina, PP Kungamdara & PP Mirgund seized 11 vehicles and arrested 9 drivers at Kreeri, Delina, Kungamdara, Kunzer & Mirgund, involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals. The involved accused drivers have been identified as Nisar Ahmad Chopan son of Ali Mohammad resident of Kunzer, Samir Ahmad Shah son of Ghulam Rasool, Javid Shah son of Nazir Shah both residents of Gonipora, Asif Ali Bhat son of Ali Mohammad resident of Odina, Mohd Rafeeq Akhoon son of Gh Rasool Akhoon resident of Frasthaar, Ghulam Hassan Gojree son of Abdul Aziz resident of Chandsooma, Ghulam Nabi Lone son of Ghulam Hassan resident of Harwan Sopore, Talib Hameed Wani son of Ab Hameed & Arshad Ahmad Akhoon son of Ab Razzaq both residents of Frasthar Kreeri.

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

People are requested not to indulge in any kind of illegal mining activities from any Nallah/River, as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law.

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