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4 vehicles involved in illegal mining seized in Gool by DMO Ramban

RAMBAN: District Mineral Officer, Ramban (DMO) Kulwant Singh today seized 4 vehicles used in illegal mining and transportation of minor minerals from different areas of Gool, Sub-Division of district Ramban during a raid.

On the directions of the Deputy Commissioner, Ramban Mussarat Islam, the DMO along with his team conducted raids in different areas of Gool to check illegal mining, extraction and transportation of the raw material.

The DMO informed that during the drive 4 dumpers and tippers used in illegal mining, transportation of raw material illegally extracted were seized and Rs. 85000 was recovered as fine from the violators.

"The district administration has decided to act tough against illegal mining and a sustained drive has been launched across the district to discourage the illegal practice, '' the DMO added.

He advised consumers to purchase minerals from legal sources only and stay away from illegal miners.

He warned that FIR will be lodged against habitual violators if found involved in illegal transportation of minerals 2nd time.

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