Illegal extraction of minerals: Police seizes 458 vehicles, arrests 459 persons in Baramulla
Srinagar: Police in its ongoing drive against illegal mining in Baramulla have registered 177 cases and arrested 459 persons for being involved in extraction/ transportation of minerals during the current year. Moreover, 458 vehicles used in illegal transport of minerals which includes 210 Tippers, 238 Tractors and 10 excavators have also been seized from different areas of the district, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Police along with the Mineral Department realised fine in lacs for illegal extraction/ transportation of minerals in the district, the spokesman added.
Police is committed to take action against violators who are taking undue advantage of night hours by extracting minerals illegally to the detriment of people health, the ecology and the revenue of the government, he said.