Three booked for illegal mining

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AKHNOOR: Police on Saturday registered case against three members of mining mafia in Akhnoor.
As per details, Akhnoor Police registered an FIR against Rahil Choudhary, son of Rakesh Choudhary, resident of Gandhi Nagar Jammu (Lease holder Block No. 5/36 Chowki Choura); Ajay Kumar, son of Satpaul, resident of Grattal Akhnoor and Suresh Kumar, son of Milkhi Ram, resident of Sungal Akhnoor for theft of Govt minerals, cheating and conspiracy thereof. It came to fore that aforesaid block owners were extracting minor minerals from the area without permission and unauthorisedly issuing requisite slips/forms in violation of mining act. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 125/2021 under section 379/420/120-B of IPC and section 21/23 of Mines and Minerals Act was registered and investigation was set into motion.