Srinagar, Sept. 24 -- Tightening noose against the illegal mining operations in the district, the District Administration Anantnag has seized more-than 72 vehicles/machines and realized a fine of Rs. 10.64 lacs from violators from August till date besides lodging FIRs against habitual offenders.

Further, vigilance activities in the form of surprise inspections and road nakas are being employed as effective tools to deter illegal mining operations.

District Mineral Officer Anantnag said that on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, the department has intensified vigilance operations.

He said that in collaboration with police department, the vehicles were seized during 53 continuous seizure drives/nakas conducted/laid during da...