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Mangalore: Illegal Sand Mining and Transportation: 15 Trucks Impounded

Mangalore: Illegal Sand Mining and Transportation: 15 Trucks Impounded

Pics: Sphoorty Ullal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (SP)

Mangalore, Aug 10: The policemen who detected illegal mining and transportation of sand from Nettilapadav in Naringana village near Ullal, took into possession 15 trucks that were involved with this activity, on Sunday August 9.

The raid was conducted on Sunday morning, under the leadership of Panambur deputy superintendent of police Girish S. Cases have been booked against the truck operators that included Farooq Derlakatte, Ashfaq K C Road, Hanif Talapady, Mohammed Talapady, Sattar Talapady and Sunil from the city,  at Konaje police station. Rural police station inspector Lingappa Poojary, Kankanady sub inspector of police Prakash Ullal, sub inspector T D Nagaraj,Konaje sub inspector S F Lohar and other personnel took part in the operation.

The people of the region however, said that this was only a tip of the ice berg, as over a thousand truck-loads of sand is being transported illegally from the Netravati river bed on a daily basis and that the operators of this racket have scant regard to the regulations governing sand mining and the need to pay hefty charges to the government for conducting this activity.

Comments on this article

  • Ashok Poojary

    Tue, Aug 11 2009

    Good job by Police.

  • Mushta

    Mon, Aug 10 2009

    It is common to see illegal sand mining in the netravati river bed starts from Panemangalore to Konaje. The people cannot complaint against this mafia because of their hold in politics and other departments. The only one solution to eliminate sand mafia is compel them to obtain legal permit from the Mines Department to transport sand.

  • Raj

    Mon, Aug 10 2009

    Good drama by Police. This activity is going on since years also in different places of Ullal. May be sufficient bribes not received by Police. what a raid?

  • Shiva Shetty

    Mon, Aug 10 2009

    Nice pictures ...

  • Jawar D''Souza

    Mon, Aug 10 2009

    This is only a show, this activity must be going on for years now may be sufficient bribes were not received this time so the police had to show them what they can do, After a few days you can see these same trucks taking the sand from the same place without any objection from any one.