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Illegal extraction of minerals: Police seizes six vehicles, arrests five drivers in Baramulla

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Srinagar: Cracking a whip on illegal mining of minerals, police have seized six vehicles and arrested five drivers in Baramulla, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

He said that a police party seized 6 vehicles (3 tippers, 3 tractors) and arrested 5 drivers, involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals at Khanpora and Dargam Baramulla.

The accused drivers have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Wani son of Sanaullah and Shabir Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Nabi both residents of Shilwat Sumbal, Parvaiz Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Mohiuddin resident of Hurchak, Mashooq Ahmad Mir son of Gh Mohd resident of Nillah Pattan and Mushtaq Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Khaliq resident of Tapper Payeen. The driver of one tipper managed to fled away from the spot and efforts are on to nab him.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Baramulla and Police Station Pattan and investigation have been taken up, he added.

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