JCB seized for illegal sand extraction in Pampore, People doing illegal activities under the cover of COVID-19 will be taken to task: Authorities

Bilal Habib
Sachnews Jammu Kashmir
Pampore, May 04: Revenue department Pampore on Sunday evening carried out  a raid against illegal sand miners in Kadlabal area of Pampore town and seized a JCB machine.
Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din told Sachnews that some miscreants are engaged in illegal activities under the cover of COVID 19 Pandemic.

He said that they were receiving complaints against illegal extraction of sand from Jhelum in Pampore during evening hours.
“On Sunday evening we received a tip and a JCB was seized extracting sand in Kadlabal area,” he said, he added that a formal FIR will be registered against the erring persons.

He also told Sachnews that ramps- pathways to approach Jhelum were dug out so that vehicles are stopped to venture near Jhelum.
He appealed people of Pampore area to desist from illegal activities so that authorities could devout their time and energy in fighting COVID 19.

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