KULGAM, JUNE 21, KDC: Acting on frequent complaints/grievances from the locals during Block Diwas programmes about the unabated illegal mining in the district, the District Magistrate (DM) Kulgam, Dr.Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat conducted nocturnal raids at several locations in the district.
Raids were conducted in Ashmuji, Bhan, Mah, Brazloo, Matalhama and several other areas to check operations of illegal mining in the district and during the raids scores of dumpers, Tippers and other machines involved in illegal mining were seized.
The DM directed the concerned departments to have day and night vigil to curb the incidents/menace of illegal mining and reiterated zero tolerance policy of the district Administration against illegal mining and asked the concerned to act tough against the violators.
The DM on the occasion was accompanied by the teams of officers from police and revenue departments.
Locals have hailed this effort and action of District Magistrate and expected such raids in future as well, as the illegal mining has adversely affected old aged, sick, students, in general and environment, in particular, besides, loss to public exchequer. (KDC)