Srinagar, Oct 30: Geology and Mining Department seized 26 tippers carrying along River Jehlum Belt from Kadlabal Pampore to Rajbagh Srinagar.
The seized vehicles according to reports were carrying boulders, sand and other stuff illegally.
“It was a joint operation supervised by District Mineral Officer Srinagar and Budgam respectively. Twenty-six tippers were seized along Jehlum Belt in Kadlabal, Pantha Chowk and Rajbagh areas,” Sartaj Ahmed, District Mineral Officer told news agency CNS adding that strict action will be initiated against violators in future as well.
All the 26 vehicles after seizure were handed over to police station Pantha Chowk.
An official said that over Rs 3.50 lakhs were realized from the violators.
“We have been continuously receiving complaints that a mafia is using tippers to mine material from the Jehlum. We have decided to go tough against these violators,” he added.