PULWAMA, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020: On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Department of Geology and Mining conducted night raids and seized 27 tippers besides a JCB.

After receiving complaints regarding the resumption of mining activity in some pockets of the district, teams of Geology and Mining led by District Mineral Officer conducted night operations on illegal mining and seized clay laden tippers on spot

Meanwhile ARTO Pulwama has been directed to confiscate the tippers besides impounding and blacklisting the same. He has also been directed to cancel the RCs, Driving Licenses and Permits of the seized vehicles whereas respective Tehsildars have been directed to lodge FIR against the violators.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama has expressed anger over the unabated mining going on despite a blanket ban on it all across the district.

He reiterated zero tolerance policy of the district Administration against illegal mining and asked the concerned to act tough against the violators.