Five tractors seized for illegal mining in north Kashmir

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The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday seized five tractors ferrying illegally extracted sand and bajri in the Nadihal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

In a statement a police spokesperson said that cracking down the whip on the illegal extraction of minerals in the area, a specific naka was established in Nadihal by SHO Aragam under the supervision of DySP PC Bandipora.

“During the naka checking, five tractors ferrying illegally extracted bajri and sand have been seized,” the statement said.

Adding that a case bearing FIR No 34/2021 of PS Aragam u/s 379 IPC, 21(1)4(1/1 A) MMRD act has been registered and further investigation is underway in this regard.

More action is expected in this regard in the coming days, the communique concluded.

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