80 lorry loads of sand seized


Team Udayavani, Jun 25, 2018, 11:04 AM IST

Mangaluru: 80 lorry loads of sand that was reportedly stocked illegally in Devarapadavu in Thiruvail was seized by the Mangaluru Rural Police on Sunday. The sand was stocked at a place which was about 100 m away from Devarapadavu Gate in Vamanjoor and the police re on the look-out for those who had stocked sand.

The former Mangaluru Police Commissioner Vipul Kumar had directed the city police nearly a month ago, to seize sand stocked illegally in different parts of the city. The new Police Commissioner T.R. Suresh confirmed with the press that that he would continue with the work initiated by Mr. Kumar.

After seizure of sand on Sunday, the Mangaluru Rural Police have handed over the case to the Department of Mines and Geology for further investigation. The seized sand will be moved by the department to one of the three yards of the Public Works Department on Monday.

Provide information; identity will not be disclosed

The police and Department of Mines and Geology have requested the public to provided information on illegal sand extraction, transport, theft, storage and sale. On giving definite information on such activity, the informants identity will not be disclosed, states a release from the police department.

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