Police up the ante towards night time mining
Pathankot, September 20
The Pathankot police have upped the ante towards mining at night time by impounding an earth mover and a tractor-trailer in an operation carried out at midnight. SSP Harkamal Preet Singh Khakh stated an FIR below the Mining Act had been registered at Shahpur Kandi police station.
“Two individuals have been arrested whereas a manhunt has been launched to nab 4 others, together with the mastermind. Final night time’s operation has despatched a transparent message to folks engaged in mining at night time to chorus from this exercise or face the music,” he stated.
The state authorities has banned mining until September 30. Up to now 30 days, the police had registered 15 FIRs and nabbed 21 folks within the district, moreover impounding 38 automobiles.
A senior officer, engaged in eradicating the menace of night time time mining, claimed that extra such raids had been deliberate. “Our informers preserve us abreast of such unlawful actions, following which we raid the websites the place mining is carried out,” he stated.