Four arrested for illegal extraction of minerals in Budgam: Police

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The Jammu and Kashmir police in Budgam have arrested four persons and seized two vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in the district.

In a statement, a spokesperson said, “Police party of Police Station Chadoora have arrested four persons and seized two vehicles (Tipper and JCB) involved in extraction and transportation of raw materials illegally extracted from government land at Hayatpora Nagam area of Chadoora.”

Adding that they have been identified as Nadeem Ahmad Paul resident of Hardochati Checkpora, Hilal Ahmad Teli resident of Wathora, Mohafiz Ahmad Chopan resident of Malapora and Nissar Ahmad Yatoo resident of Hayatpora. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 148/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Chadoora and investigation set into motion.

Police requests the people not to indulge in illegal mining activities from any Nallah as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units, the statement concluded.

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