9 more arrested, vehicles seized for illegal mining

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Apr 28: Budgam Police today said to have arrested 09 persons and seized 04 vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of raw materials such as clay, sand & Bajri in Khansahab and Beerwah areas of district Budgam.
In Khansahab, a police party of Police Station Khansahab arrested five persons who were illegally dredging sand and Bajri from Nalla-Shaliganga.
“The arrested persons identified as Fayaz Ahmed Malik son of Mohammad Yousuf, Bashir Ahmed Bhat son of Mohammad Ismail Bhat, Bashir Ahmed Mir son of Ghulam Nabi Mir, Mohammad Altaf Bhat son of Fatah Mohammad Bhat, Mohammad Ashraf Malik son of Khaliq Malik, all residents of Dreygam Khansahab have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody,” police said.
Similarly, a police party of Police Station Beerwah at a checkpoint established at Gondipora intercepted 04 vehicles (tippers) bearing registration numbers JK04E-9999, JK04C-0099, JK04F-0999 and JK04C-4697 loaded with illegally extracted clay and arrested drivers of these vehicles.
“The arrested persons identified as Abdul Majeed Dar son of Mohammad Sultan Dar, Abdul Rashid Wahi son of Gulam Mohammad Wani, both residents of Beerwah, Farooq Ahmad Dar son of Gulam Qadir Dar resident of Aariwah and Abdul Majeed Sheikh son of Ghulam Qadir Sheikh resident of Gondipora have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody,” police said.
Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 61/2021 & 53/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Khansahab and Police Station Beerwah respectively and investigation has been taken up.