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Police arrests five persons, seizes as many vehicles

Srinagar: Acting tough against the elements involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police in Budgam arrested five persons and seized five vehicles involved in the commission of crime, a police spokesman said.
He said that during patrolling at Utligam Budgam, a police party intercepted five vehicles loaded with illegally extracted sand. The accused drivers identified as Ali Muhammad Malla son of Muhammad Jaffar, Shahzad Ahmad Mir son of Bashir Ahmad, both residents of Chandpora Budgam, Sajad Hussain Wani son of Muhammad Jaffar, Asif Hussain Wani son of Ghulam Hussain and Jehangir Ahmad Ganai son of Muhammad Ibrahim, all residents of Gariend Kalan Budgam were arrested. Vehicles (Tippers) bearing registration numbers JK01S-5011, JK04A-2037, JK03G-7034, JK15-0614 & JK09-618997 used in the commission of crime have also been seized.
Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Beerwah and further investigation has been initiated, the spokesman added.


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