Budgam : Police on Monday said that it has arrested 10 persons and also seized 10 vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in Budgam.
In a statement issued on Monday police said that a police party from Police Post Soibugh at a checkpoint established at Wadwan intercepted & seized 10 vehicles (Tippers) bearing registration numbers JK03B-2907, JK01D-1370, JK01J-3308, JK04-7055, JKO1F-9413, JK04-6684, JK02AV-0717, JK04-0832, JK14B-6599 & JKO4B-1587 loaded with illegally extracted minerals, stating therein further that 10 persons identified as Fayaz Ahmed Bhat resident of Hakermula, Shabir Ahmad Dar resident of Nasrullahpora, Imran Ali Ganie resident of Parisabad, Mohammad Imran Shah resident of Hajibagh, Showkat Ahmed Shah resident of Hajibagh, Mudasir Ahmed Malla resident of DooruSebdan, Murtaza Ali Bhat resident of Hakermula, Mohammad YasinQazi resident of Waterwani, Mohammad Iqbal Dar resident of Allahpora&Zahoor Ahmed Sheikh resident of Tengpora have been arrested for the commission of crime.
Police in its statement further said that a case FIR No. 119/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at PS Budgam and investigation has been initiated.
In the concluding para of its statement police said that people found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law and urged residents of the area to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.