Poonch, September 17: Twenty trucks that were engaged in the unlawful transportation and extraction of minor minerals were confiscated and penalised in the Poonch District as part of a combined operation carried out by the Poonch District Police and the Mining Department.
The operation, which was carried out in the presence of DMO Poonch Javed Iqbal and under the direction of Deputy Commissioner Poonch Yasin M. Choudhary, had the goal of putting a stop to the illegal extraction and transportation of minor minerals, which endangers the environment and causes the government to lose revenue.
One large excavator was taken into custody in Dingla and turned over to a local public representative pending the imposition of a fine by higher authorities. In Poonch, two routes that were being utilised for illicit mining were demolished.
In addition to this, the police party and the Mining Department worked together to conduct a combined operation, which led to the seizure of one JCB and three tractors at Jhullass; one JCB, one Dumper, and three tractors at Khari; two tractors at seri khawaja; and one dumper, five Tippers, and two tractors at surankote.
The well-coordinated actions of the teams guaranteed that the law was effectively enforced and delivered a strong message against unlawful acts linked to the transportation and mining of minor minerals.
Illegal mining and transportation of small minerals has the potential to create severe environmental damage, which may have long-term repercussions for the ecosystem. In addition, these kinds of operations lead to significant financial losses for the government, which makes it difficult for the government to fund projects for public welfare and development.