Mon. Feb 26th, 2024


Chandigarh-Reaffirming its dedication to eradicating unlawful mining within the state, Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government launched heavy crackdown on unlawful mining actions in district Pathankot.

Divulging additional particulars, Punjab Mining and Geology Minister S. Chetan Singh Jauramajra knowledgeable that on detection of unlawful mining within the district, the mining and geology division acted swiftly and requested the Police division to register FiR within the matter.

S. Jauramajra mentioned that profitable operation ensuing within the on-the-spot arrest of seven accused concerned in two separate unlawful mining actions. The operation additionally led to the confiscation of 4 tippers loaded with uncooked supplies for crushing, a JCB machine in addition to a tractor and trolley carrying comparable uncooked supplies.

The Cabinet Minister disclosed that two FIRs have been registered underneath part 4(1), 21(1) of the Mining and Minerals Act together with 379 IPC on the Police station Mamun and police station Nangal Bhoor.

The Mining Minister additional elaborated on the operations carried out underneath the vigilant supervision of the DSP City Pathankot, noting the exceptional effort of the woman SHO of Nangal Bhoor, who bravely crossed the river on foot to apprehend the accused.

He mentioned that this motion exhibits the dedication of the Punjab Government towards unlawful mining actions and its steadfast dedication to guard the state’s pure assets.

The Mining Minister acknowledged that because the division has adopted a zero tolerance coverage towards unlawful mining, such operations will proceed at a speedy tempo within the coming days and individuals engaged in unlawful mining won’t be spared.

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