Three arrested for illegal mining, transportation; 3 tippers seized

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BUDGAM: Taking tough action against illegal mining activities, Police arrested three persons and seized three tippers in Budgam.
Officers from Police Post Soibugh at Wahabpora Budgam intercepted three tippers loaded with illegally extracted clay. The drivers, who were illegally transporting clay from government land, were identified 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. They were arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remained under custody. The vehicles used in commission of crime have also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 71/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Budgam and further investigation has been initiated.