STATE TIMES NEWS
RAJOURI: Taking serious note of illegal mining from river-bed using heavy machinery, Rajouri police in association with Geology and Mining Department has seized a number of vehicles during last week in Rajouri.
A Police official said that there were reports of illegal mining with heavy machinery in various parts of district, after which teams were constituted which laid surprise Nakas, raided several locations and seized a number of vehicles involved in illegal mining.
Giving details, he further said that on Tuesday evening, a team of police headed by SI Ashish Chowdhary of Police Post Chingus seized three dumpers (JK11C 4120, JK11A 1893 and JK02AV 6223) for illegal mining in Chingus Kallar area. Similarly, on Monday evening, three tippers (JK02AP 7121, JK11C 3543, JK11 6397) were seized for illegal mining whereas around one dozen more vehicles have also been seized for illegal mining in last one week. Stern action as per law will be taken against those involved in illegal mining, he added.