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Mangaluru: Police seize 780 tonnes sand stored illegally in private properties


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, Sep 13: On definite information of illegally stored sand, police conducted raids on private properties at Valachil, Adyar and Arkula on Thursday, September 13. They called officials of mining and geology to the spot and seized 78 loads of sand weighing 780 tonnes.

The approximate cost of seized sand is Rs 5,00,000. Investigation is in progress to find the culprit who stored such huge quantity of sand and the purpose behind it. The sand seized was handed over to the deputy director, department of mining and geology, Mangaluru, for further action.

The operation was conducted by Mangaluru south sub division ACP K Ramarao together with south sub division anti rowdy squad, Mangaluru rural police station inspector and staff.


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  • Sreekumar Wilson K, Nellore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    It is very difficult to get sand nowadays. Sandmining weakens river beds and is not advisable. There must be some alternative to this sand so that people can construct nice houses and properties

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  • EULALIA DSOUZA, MANGALURU

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    This is just tip of the ice burg shown to us readers. This sand mafia issue is well connected, deeply rooted though it is sand. Dealers make their money and officials get their good will. So rich and influential may be few politicians as well are dealers are involved in this case. Hence big money involved in every transaction. On a daily basis illegal sand mining goes on under the nose of officials, but when they do not get what they want, it gets seized..!!
    Legalize sand mining & let it happen in proper channels. !! Bridges may not collapse, few other collapses may not happen. Save earth legally.!!

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  • JK, southkanara

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    This quantity of seizure is just 10 percent of total hoardings by mafia..... What about other remainings.... ? Check the flats/mall and other structures where construction work is going on..... check the vehicle which did not move for weeks/months in garrage/highways......

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  • Benjamin D'Souza, Omzoor/Muscat

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Why can't the government control irregular activities??. I hope there is a nexus between politicians and mining barons. Let the government control and sell sand at reasonable rates from its own outlets instead of issuing permits. This will stop smuggling and all other irregular activities related to sand mining.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Good performance of the police and hope they will stop completely the sand smuggling.

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  • PREM, mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Yearly ride only , great political leads support to running mine business ,these only for monthly haftha

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Best is first control the builders and ask for details from where they getting sand and proof.legal sand buy should have proof when not how did they manage to buildings to raise.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    All are hand in glove while making illegal money.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    It is a huge mafia run by some influenctial person in the district.

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  • Bala K, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Start the legal sand mining.Why are you playing with the coastal people.Why the delay??We want justice.Due to transport of our sand to other districts and biased stand of our politicians we are suffering.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Very good quality sand... I need one load...

    This year you will get thousands of load of sand accumulated in the river due to land slide and flash flood..definitely rates to go down

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  • Jack, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Landslides yes but far off to bring matter to make sand. Please be sensible while making comments. MATTER MATTERS

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Do you know how many small canals got wider and where did the matter go?
    Just check how many cubic meters of land got disappear.. And matter accumulated in the rivers

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 13 2018

    Must be belonging to some Politician ...

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