Deputy Commissioner Pulwama conducted nocturnal raids on illegal mining as locals complaint of sleepless nights amid Ramadhan and Lockdown
Pulwama 2 May (KNS): Amid lockdown in view of COVID-19 pandemic, scores of clay loaded tippers were seized during the nocturnal raids in various parts of the district . District Deputy Commissioner Pulwama on receiving incessant complaints from the locals conducted nocturnal raids in parigam , wanpora , Pampore , Laddu to check operations of illegal mining in the District .
During the raids 27 tippers were confiscated and their documents were impounded and black listed by the ARTO. The Deputy commissioner directed the ARTO to cancel the RCs, Driving Licences and Permits of the seized vehicles, besdides directing the respective Tehsildars to lodge FIR against the voilaters.
Deputy Commissioner expressed his resentment over the indiscriminate mining despite section 144 is already imposed in place where illegal mining is taking place.
He was also shocked over the insensitivity and failure of enforcement agencies over implementing lockdown amid COVID-19 threat .
He reiterated zero tolerance policy of the District administration against illegal mining and asked the concerned to act tough against the violators.
It is pertinent to mention that people from these areas have hailed the action of the Deputy commissioner as the noise and night plying of tippers have been the major cause of nuisance during nights as people are observing the fasts in the holy month of Ramadan.(KNS)