Police arrest 7 accused involved in illegal mining, thrashing Govt employees in Kulgam

Kulgam: Soon after a video went viral on social media, Kulgam Police arrested at least seven people involved in illegal mining and thrashing mining officials as well as lease holders in Khrewan area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said on Saturday.

Sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a video went viral on social media in which the accused people were seen thrashing government employees on duty and lease holders in Khrewan Ashmuji.

They said several mining officials and lease holders suffered injuries in the incident.

The accused were also involved in illegal mining in the area, which is a threat to the environment, they said.

“Acting tough upon the video, Kulgam Police arrested all the seven accused involved in the incident and an FIR has been registered at Kulgam Police Station,” they added—(KNO)

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