November 17, 2020
On Monday, The Geology and Mining Department team, visited Mansar and seized three vehicles which were involved in illegal mining. Rohit Khajuria, The Deputy Commissioner of Samba, has imposed 144 CrPC in the river belt to restrict the movement of mining mafia. A team of Geology and Mining Department headed by District Mining Officer, Samba, Kulwant Singh Bhau, visited Mansar lake and found out that some vehicles were involved in illegal mining. The team swung into action and seized three vehicles which were involved in illegal mining in river at Mansar lake.
While talking to media persons, District Mining Officer, Samba, Kulwant Singh Bhau said, “the Department and district administration Samba will not allow such unlawful activities in the district. The Department has warned many times to the mafia against illegal mining”. He said, “The District Mining Office, Samba imposed a fine of approximately Rs. 5 lakhs on such violations this month”. He also warned if any person found indulging in illegal mining, the department will take strict action against the violator under law.