Following a Supreme Court order which bans mining in Aravali hills, Faridabad police have nabbed one accused on Sunday.
The police launched a crackdown on three violators who, according to them, were found illegally mining in Greenfield in Surajkund. Stones mined from the area are used for various construction activities.
As part of its efforts to put a strict vigil on violators, the police had intensified the drive to catch those involved in illegal mining following the May 9 judgment.
The police swung into action and arrested one person while he was digging for stones. His accomplices managed to flee. The police seized some vehicles which were being used for transportation of stones.
The arrested man has been identified as Bhir Singh, 30, a driver.
“Eforts are on to arrest the two absconding men. A case has also been registered against them,” Shakir Hussain, SHO of Surajkund Police Station said.