Illegal extraction, transportation of minerals
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested 10 persons and seized 10 vehicles in Ganderbal involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals.
On the directions of SSP Ganderbal Nikhil Borkar, special teams of Police was constituted under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Ganderbal and SDPO Kangan, headed by SHOs of various Police Stations after following information of illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in the district.
These special police teams seized 10 vehicles (06 Tippers bearing registration numbers JK04D-0153, JK01F-5898, JK04B-7284, JK03A-2995, JK16-2502, JK01M-9478 and 04 Tractors) loaded with illegally extracted minerals from Nallah Sindh Ganderbal.
The 10 accused drivers involved in the commission of crime have also been arrested. They have been identified as Reyaz Ahmad Dar resident of Nunner, Fayaz Ahmad Dar resident of Arch, Abid Ahmad Mir resident of Beehama, Javid Ahmad Dar resident of Waheedpora, Ravees Ahmad Bhat resident of Khurhama, Farooq Ahmad Chopan resident of Kachnambal Kangan, Waheed Ahmad Dar resident of Watalbagh Lar, Suheel Ahmad Malik resident of Benhama Lar, Irfan Ahmed Chopan & Sabzar Nabi Bhat, both residents of Prang Kangan.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered in PS Ganderbal, PS Kheerbawani, PS Kangan and PS Lar and further investigation has been taken up, police said.
“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,” the statement said.