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11 dumpers seized in Kathua for illegal transportation of construction material

Last Updated on December 22, 2023 at 7:20 pm

A team of the Mining department headed by District Mineral Officer,  Rajinder Singh seized 11 vehicles for transporting mineral in violation of mining regulations in Kathua today.

Continuing with massive operations going on for the last one month, mining department has turned tuff towards mining mafia and violators who deal with illegal business of mining material.

The action has been initiated on the direction of Deputy Commissioner Kathua Rakesh Minhas who closely monitors all the operations carried by Mining department. As district head, he has taken several robust steps to curb the menace of illegal mining and overloading of mineral.

It was informed that the vehicles were seized for overloading, transporting mineral without e-challans and even without GST bills which is mandatory as per the rules and guidelines of the Geology and Mining department.

During seizure of dumpers, DMO asked the drivers and violators to transport raw or finished mineral only from permitted locations in Nallah, rivers, operational stone crushers and other mining places with valid documents and strict action shall be taken for any violation.

 All the 11 seized vehicles along with minor mineral were handed over to concerned Incharge of police post at Korepunu for further legal action and till the payment of penalty as per the extant rules of department.