Authorities seize 2 JCBs, Tractors involved in illegal mining
PULWAMA, SEPTEMBER 01: In continuation to its efforts to curb illegal mining, Tehsildar Awantipora along with officials from Geology and Mining Department carried out a series of raids against illegal mining in twin places of Awantipora and Malangpora of Pulwama district.
Following strict orders from Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, the team conducted raids on several locations. Several vehicles engaged in illegal transportation of minor minerals were confiscated.
Earlier upon receiving inputs of soil excavation going on at Malangpora, the team reached on spot. During the raid, a JCB was caught on spot and handed over to officials of the Geology and Mining Department for seizure.
Meanwhile, raids were carried out at Barsoo, Awantipora as well wherein JCB along with Tractor was caught on spot followed with action by officials from the Mining Department.
It is worth mentioning here to mention that the District Administration Pulwama has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against illegal mining and unauthorized transportation of minerals and people involved in the illegal trade are being dealt with sternly under relevant provision of law.