Illegal extraction, transportation of minerals (Hammer Head)
Srinagar: Acting tough against the elements involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police in Sopore on Friday claimed to have arrested two persons and seized three vehicles involved in the commission of crime.
“Acting on specific information about illegally extracting Sand and Bajri from river Vij Dachanpara Rafiabad. A Police party led by SHO Police Station Panzla raided the specific spot and intercepted 3 vehicles (Tractors) loaded with illegally extracting material from river who tried to flee from the spot, but were apprehended tactfully. The accused drivers were arrested and the vehicles used in the commission of crime have also been seized,” a police spokesman said.
Accordingly, a case under FIR number 52/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Panzla and investigation set into motion.
Meanwhile, police said that persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. “Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with their concerned police units,” police said.