Kundapur: Creating rumpus, attacking police station with stones - Eight arrested

Silvester D'Souza

Daijiworld Media Network - Kundapur (SP)

Kundapur, May 22: In connection with the rampage unleashed by a group of people who were agitated at the fact that some persons accused of involvement with illegal sand transport had been brought to the rural police station at Kandlur near here, the police have arrested eight of the accused, it is gathered. The arrested accused happen to be Shahid, Fahaz, Abdul Hameed and Azeem, all locals.

Four of the accused had been arrested on Friday itself. They have been identified as Betty Shahid, Zakir Hussain, Tabreez and Shaqir. The police are looking for several other accused who have remained elusive so far.

Based on reliable information they had got about illegal sand extraction going on at Kandlur, the rural police had kept vigil on Thursday evening. At dusk, sand was being transported illegally in Maruti Omni vehicle. Police personnel led by sub-inspector Sridhar Naik, took the vehicle and an accused into possession and took them to the police station. As soon as they got information about this development, several trouble makers came together in front of the police station and brought pressure on the police to release the accused as well as the vehicle. But the sub-inspector stood his ground, asserting that the accused would not be released at any cost, and that he would be booked. Some of the miscreants among the crowd had pelted stones at the roof of the police station. The policemen then tried to arrest the accused who had attacked the police station. One of them could be nabbed. Four motor bikes which were found abandoned at the spot were also taken into possession.

This gang of illegal sand extractors had assaulted a team comprising the then deputy commissioner of Udupi district, Priyanka Mary Francis, sub-divisional officer, Shilpa Nag, and revenue department employee, Kanataraj, on the night of April 2, 2017. As many as 27 persons were arrested in that connection and first information report had named 50 persons. Some local political leaders had stoutly supported the illegal sand extractors then.

The fact that another attack on government employees in the form of pelting of stones at the police station has happened again after a gap of two years has made the people apprehensive. The arrested accused have been booked under different provisions of Indian Penal Code.


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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2019

    encounter is the only answer for such culprits. Finish them off, don't waste time. When is the press conferrence?

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  • Saihu, Udupi/Dubai

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Come on guys they are not pragya singh to encounter or rot behind bars for next years or more with rigorous punishment. Sand extraction is their bread and butter for livelihood. due to governments unscientific policy daily wage labourers, masons, carpenter, pickup drivers,tile fixtures, centring worker and lot of depended industries and shops are facing problems. let the government to relax the sand policy and allow them to extract with nominal fee. charging them or nabbing them by polce may have a different story where police will have nexus with this guy and may they have not get their percentage.

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  • Pravin, MUMBAI

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Hand them over to Yogi police.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, May 22 2019

    cow divides religions...sand unites.....

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Wolf wolf..the usual victimhood mourners are silent after exit poll results. If criminals not nipped in bud they double up as rioters, inciters cow & crop robbers & highway dacoits.

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  • Naresh, MUMBAI

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Encounter is the only option.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Make sand legal and prevent floods in monsoon! 50% relaxation on sand extracting will make the construction industry breath with lifeline and also employment. In this world we all need construction small or big...without alternative arrangement industry is choked. Now most of the lakes and rivers are dry few bags of sand extracted will not make environment imbalance. Police are doing their job stricter than attitude towards thieves and robbery. I feel the rule on sand is strict and stupid.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Charge them under maximum IPC criminal sections and let them rot behind bars for next years or more with rigourus punishment. They should remember for their life what it takes to attack police officers and government institutions. These guys are nothing but nuisance to the peaceful society.

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  • Kushal Kumar, Honnappa Kudru

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Earlier these goons active in cattle trafficking and now in sand mining..

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Deal them as per law.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Their Party Flags are Missing ...

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  • Sandesh, Mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Which flag. Kamal or Hasta. Both the Parties supported sand Mafia.

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