3 arrested for illegal mining , transportation of clay in Budgam, 3 tippers seized : Police

Srinagar: Police have arrested three persons for illegal mining and transportation of clay in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district and seized three tippers in Budgam.
A police statement issued on Friday said “Officers from PP Soibugh at Wahabpora Budgam intercepted three tippers loaded with illegally extracted clay while illegally extracting and transporting clay from government land and identified them as Umar Farooq Mir son of Farooq Ahmad Mir resident of Pathanpora, Mohammad Rafiq Dar son of Ali Mohammed Dar resident of Allapora and Jehangir Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Nabi Ganie resident of Dharmuna Budgam”. Stating that all the three accused were arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody, police in the above referred statement said that vehicles used in the commission of crime have also been seized and a case vide FIR No. 71/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in PS Budgam and further investigation has been initiated.
In the concluding para of it’s statement police warned that people found found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law and appealed people to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.

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