|01 Jcb , 03 dumpers seized for Illegal mining |
|Early Times Report|
Samba, July 6 : In a drive against illegal mining, Samba Police seized a JCB and 03 Dumpers at Basantar Nallah, Samba, which were being used for digging basanter riverbeds and for transportation of the minor minerals.
Acting on reliable information regarding illegal mining at Basanter Nallah, Paltha, a team of PS Samba rushed to the spot and caught the culprits red handed who were engaged in illegal mining.
A JCB bearing Chasis No. HAR3DXXTC02P55736 driven by Arjun Kumar and three Dumpers bearing Chasis No. 448832K3E1505, Regd. No. JK19-8386, Regd. No. JK02CN-0356 driven by Surinder Singh, Ajpal Singh & Hafiz Ahmed respectively were seized on the spot and the case, entrusted to Geology & Mining Department, Samba.
It is pertinent to mention here that mining of minor minerals is banned by Administration but the individuals are still extracting and stealing minerals illegally causing huge loss to the state exchequer.