9 vehicles seized for illegal mining

Excelsior Correspondent
POONCH, Aug 1: The officials of Mining Department with the assistance of Police today seized nine vehicles that were involved in illegal mining in Poonch today.
Official sources said that during a joint operation, the Department of Mining in close coordination of police, seized 9 vehicles involved in illegal mining Surankojote and Jhullas area of district Poonch today.
The operation was carried out on the direction of Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Yasin M Choudhary. During the operation, 6 vehicles were seized from Surankote area and three vehicles were seized at Jhulas, with the coordination of Jhulas police party.
All the 9 vehicles were involved in illegal mining activities and were later handed over to the police for safe custody.