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Mangaluru: Illegal sand extraction unit raided - 30 loads seized, 33 sheds demolished


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Aug 8: Officials of mines and geology, revenue and police departments, who conducted a joint raid on the illegal sand extraction unit functioning on the banks of River Netravati near Adyar, not only seized 30 loads of sand, but also demolished 33 make-shift sheds located there.

The officials had received complaint about illegal sand mining being conducted from River Netravati at Adyarkatte and Batla areas in the evenings and nights. The officials visited the spot on Monday evening and found 25 boats powered by motors being used by workers belonging to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh for sand mining. The workers, at the sight of officials, rode away in their boats to the middle of the river and escaped. The officials took into possession ten loads of sand stocked at six places.

On Tuesday, the officials conducted an operation of larger size in Adyarkatte area and seized 30 loads of sand. Not only did they demolish 33 temporary sheds, but also razed to the ground two buildings. Notices have been issued for four more buildings, and operations will continue, said Mangaluru tahasildar, Guruprasad.

Deputy director of mines and geology department, Sumitra, has filed complaint in the city rural police station, seeking to register case against illegal sand mining within Coastal Regulatory Zone.

Deputy director informed that police help was obtained for the raids and the sand mafia did not make any attempt to attack the government officials.


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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    WHERE EVER BJP WINS....ILLEGAL WORK STARTS FIRST …..DEVELOPMENT NEXT.....STILL NEED BJP MLA'S IN COAST.....????

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    I beg to disagree on this. This is the route I take for cycling daily from about a 1.5 yrs. This shed has been there from so long. The trucks drive on the wrong way with the load of sand with impunity. Mornings there is a RTO Jeep which stops the log trucks between Jaguar showroom and sahyadri college. They see the trucks and just keep quiet. Of course they get hafta. They only target LPG trucks. So blaming the govt is not enough. Everybody is hand in glove, administration, govt, police, geology Dept. I'm sure they did not get hafta and the raid happened, 30 loads is nothing to the amount the transport in a day. From 6 to 8 in the morning just drive between sahyadri and BMW showroom and you can see the number of trucks plying. Majority are Mysore or Bangalore registered....

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Too much BJPphobia is not good for health.....

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  • RAHUL SHETTY, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Yes we need BJP MLA's who are much better than the past congi MLA's who did nothing to this city other than wasting funds on unplanned projects.
    We are lucky to have BJP MLA's now, who is visiting affected areas irrespective of caste and religions.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Local river sand should be made available to local market within the district at reasonable cost...
    It should not be allowed to transport to Kerala..

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    All activities carried out by lost Congi cheddiless MP and MLA's for years. What was district administration doing all these years while illegal sand mining was carried out in their vicinity. Hafta Time@@@

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  • Smile, Mlore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Peeping under someones dhoti is immoral... chi chi...
    how do you know Congi's are chaddiless ?

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  • JNB, Mangalore_mumbai

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    RIVER comes under central CHADDI government.
    * 25 boats powered by motors being used by workers belonging to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh from BJP ruled sates CHADDIES.

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  • Manoj, udupi

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Dear JNB, If you not comfortable with chaddi pls dont wear.......................
    R U telling workers coming form UP ,u mean they are from Amethi oar Raebareli.....................?

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  • Billu, Mlore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    High time now to find alternate for river sand...

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  • Desmond Nazareth, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    There is an alternate and much better than sand in terms of properties , its called M sand

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  • mujeeb shaikh, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Hi,
    Instead of wasting things please donate, for needy!

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Why this has not come to the notice of officials and village accountants. Take action against all. Mean time ride their house also.

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  • Rakesh, Pune

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    All Scamgress MLAa who have lost in last elections have started Sand business.

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  • Karthik, Konaje /Navi Mumbai

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Obviously they don't have Feku's blessings to start diamond business, loot and scoot.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Seize their Trucks & Boats ...

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  • chandra, surathkal

    Wed, Aug 8 2018

    Time for your transfer honest officers..........get ready to goooooooooooooo

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