Major crackdown against sand mafia; 22 tractor trolleys, JCBs seized
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Jammu Police in R S Pura on Saturday had a major crackdown in Tawi area against mining mafia and seized 22 tractors and trolleys. Members of sand mafia pelted stones on police teams, who resorted to lathi-charge in retaliation and fired few rounds in air.On specific information, Police teams led by SDPO R S Pura DySP Shabir Khan comprising of SHO RS Pura Inspector Jai Pal Sharma, SHO Miran Sahib Inspector Mirza Sultan, SHO Arnia Inspector Harjeet Singh raided the mining areas in Tawi bed along Badyal Brahmana and arrested sand extractors and seized their tractors and trolleys.Seeing the policemen, mining mafia along with their supporters pelted stones on police parties thereby injuring Police personnel. In order to control the unruly mining mafia mob, police fired some shots in air also.In the melee, four Police personnel including a probationary Sub Inspector got injured who were evacuated for medical treatment.Subsequently FIR 70/21 under Sections 307, 353, 147,148, IPC and Mining Act was lodged at Police station R S Pura. Police is raiding different locations to arrest the absconding accused.Meanwhile, a similar action has been taken by SHO Police Station Akhnoor Inspr. Hilal Azhar under the supervision of SDPO Akhnoor Varun Jandial where 5 different vehicles involved in illegal mining were seized. The vehicles seized have registration numbers JK11D-0085, JK02AR-0511, JK12-7246, JK11B-6385 and JK11D-4455. The mining was done in violation of order of High Court of J&K. In order to strictly implement the drive against illegal mining and to tighten noose against the violators of the law Jammu Police is firm to take strict action.
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