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Three arrested, 4 vehicles seized in Budgam: Police

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Illegal extraction of minerals

Srinagar: Police have arrested three persons and seized four vehicles in Budgam who were involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals.

The police spokesman said that Police Station Beerwah received information about illegal extraction and transportation of soil and boulders from government land at Budgam and Nalla Shuknag Rathsun.

“Accordingly, police parties of Police Station Beerwah raided the specific locations and seized three tippers (bearing registration numbers JK02AG-7905, JK01AG-5006, JKO4B-7611) and one tractor,” the spokesman said.

He said the three accused drivers were arrested on spot who have been identified as Manzoor Ahmed Wani son of Ghulam Mohammad Wani resident of Aripanthan, Sahil Ahmed Lone son of Abdul Salaam Lone resident of Pethmakahama and Abdul Hameed Reshi son of Ghulam Mohammad Reshi resident of Pariswani.

“They have been shifted to the police station where they remain in custody,” he said.

Accordingly, cases vide FIR number 144/2022 and 145/2022 under relevant sections of law have been registered at Police Station Beerwah and investigation have been taken up as well, he said.

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