Mangaluru: District sand lorry owners’ union terms Sasikanth Senthil as corrupt

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK) 

Mangaluru Sep 9: Dakshina Kannada District Sand Lorry Owners’ Union has accused former deputy commissioner of the district, Sasikanth Senthil, who resigned on Friday, of being a corrupt officer. 

Addressing the media here on Sunday September 8, president of the said association, Jayaraj Shetty, said that Senthil had created several lobbies with regard to sand mining during his tenure with ulterior intentions. He claimed that the erstwhile deputy commissioner had committed irregularities in the matter of 10,000 metric tonnes of waste collected by the dredging of fishing harbor. He also claimed that he had granted GPS tender for a company blacklisted in Udupi, and had committed wrongs through the formation of sand bazaar application without government authorization.


He also said, "Deputy commissioner Sasikanth Senthil was responsible for the increase of sand price of from Rs 3000 to Rs 14000. He erred in conducting dredging at Thumbay dam. For a single permit, he permitted sand extraction of sand at various places. He had received kickback in granting of tender to a company named T For You. Wrongs were also committed in fixing of GPS to sand trucks and in giving the seized sand to a single company. Even in the sand distribution, DC supported some political leader and also some former ministers. MLA U T Khader also intervened in the matter," he stated. 

He further said that Senthil has provided wrong information to the state high court when it sought details. 

The association has decided to complain to the state Lokayukta with regard to all these scams with a request conduct probe, he informed.


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  • Praan, Mlore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    The authorities must grill these Associations... It seems these people have tried to bribe Him and could not succeed.. So now they want to portray to the world that they are victims... Corrupt to the root... Slaves of money n power...

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  • William, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    I didn’t know what to say. This sand mafia’s assets should be verified by ED under money laundering.

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  • J, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Please check the sand lorries that are moving on Hoigebail road early mornings creating disturbance to the locals living there. Is there no rule for the timings a truck carrying sand can move from it point of loading to its illegal destination?

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Good that it's come out.
    Let there be a enquiry on this.

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  • Felix Pinto, Koteshwara

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Respectable DC's written statements imply that he has been under pressure from powerful politicians. These sand/truck mafia betrayed themselves and their Masters. If they were clever, they should have kept mum till things cooled down. In their overenthusiastic fervour and foolishness to obey their Masters, they gave a huge clue. If the government is really honest, they should arrest these guys and make them reveal the truth. We all know, there won't be any investigation and the issue will die a natural death.

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  • VANITHA, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    It is sure that the Sand mafia is the lonely reason for the Hona’ble DC‘s decision;
    The truck owners itself proving because DC took the strict action against illegal activities. Now I request DK District DSP to check the truck which are moving around for SAND illegal activities, check all the truck were carrying the load more than the designed and permitted as per the legal aspects, we observe several trucks are modified the height of the truck by welding additional metal plates to increase the capacity to load more than 2 to 3 units were as the designed is 1.5 units. This is the reason most of the Mangalore Roads are getting damaged, Hona’ble DSP has to take strong action against this through RTO to follow-up the traffic rules for these type of trucks also. Please do not show your ability to put the fine for general publics, take action against these type of mafia also.
    And the great service providers of Swatch Mangalore team , Please move around the River Bangs , kindly observer how sand mafia owners are constructed the Shelters to their workers on the river bank itself , were are the toilets for these people ? Where are the bath rooms? Why contractor is not providing them rooms in residential zones ; how they are allowed to stay on river bangs ? how we are maintain our rivers clean ?, All Mangalorians has to think once we are using river water for our regular use , hence each and every one has to think about this.
    And also as per the Zonal regulations for building a house we have to convert the agricultural land to residential but sand mafia is using the agricultural land itself for their commercial activities , please think about our regulations.

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  • Rehan, Brahmavar

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Choor machya shore

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  • Patrick, Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Why were they silent before.Is it a case of character assisination because he does not subscribe todays political narrative of the leadership in power.It needs to be investigated by a judge.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    The alleged people lost their business. Give a fair account of loss by which you were not able to do business in the manner you desired to Carr. The true account you were carrying businesses and how the action of SC affected you.There are real consumer please give fair account of loss or profit bthe action of SC.The department also publish the transactions were carried out before DC order and after DC order and rate. Then only we can covlude the allegations are true. Secondly the allegations came after resignation. Every one desire public good so publish rate of sand in the two different situations

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  • XAVIER D.SOUZA, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    It is observed that nowadays several trucks are running early in morning at around 4 am and delivering the Sand without any permits, is it illegal. And permit issuing time is only after 8 am, so how trucks move before this?
    First of all RTO officials has to check all Trucks Records, Most of the trucks moving around with Sand movements are illegal and won’t have any proper records. It is observed the old trucks are moving around with new no plates and a few seized trucks are replaced with the old trucks from the police stations, this has to be checked by all concern authorities so that the reality will come out.

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  • MBhat, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Serious Allegations are levelled against former DC of Mangalore which needs to investigated throughly. by CBI. I donot believe in what he said while tendering his resignation.

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  • ramesh, Dakshina Kannada

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    sand mining and black stone mining mafia is golden egg for most of the officers and politician almost 99% these mining are granted against to the general public by violating the reality of terms and condition

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  • Vantage point, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    If he was a corrupt he would have stayed there...No corrupt officer would quit such a top position... Cracking IAS is not easy...On top of that sacrificing it at a young age coz his work didn't meet his ideals ,requires a pair of steel balls...This corrupt sand mafia who were kept in check under Senthil now feel like rejoiced...

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  • Sanjay, Belman

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Use Bluetooth device.. All exams are easy... Recently ips officers from Kerala was caught... And how many would have sailed through easily..

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    you are right about Kerala...but senthil not from Kerala..

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    If Government is going to take action against Senthil, then they must issue notice to those persons who gave this Press statement and make them a party. Very serious matter.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    @ sand mafia, throw your 1st stone 2 d.c. senthil kumar. if u r not corrupt. can u?????????

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  • Raymond, Bajpe

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    One of three ... is a big corrupt in Sand Mafia and telling DC Senthil is corrupt.... ha ha ha what a joke... #sandmafia... Instead of blaming him... why media wont tell the side effect of extracting sand without limit ..
    but i am also worried about the price from Rs 3000 to 14K

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Go and interview NITK toll gate manager, he will tell how 0

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    At last few truth us out.....those who were tell

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  • Raghu, Pumpwell

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    ಸೆಂಥೀಲ್ ರಾಜೀನಾಮೆ ಕೊರೊಡ್ ದುಂಬು ... ನಿಕುಲ್ ದಾನೆ ಬಾಯಿ ಮುಚ್ಚಿದ್ ಕುಲ್ದಿನಿ ಅಣ್ಣ...

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  • Usha, Padubiri

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Sathya pandar...agule kalver

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  • Mann, Bangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    This is what Senthil mentioned in his resignation. Democracy is in danger and these people have come up with bizarre accusations to silence him from further revealing about system . Politically motivated people with backing from the anti democratic system .

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  • Arman, Dubai

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    This is what can happen with everyone who stand against anti democratic govts..RSS in power in both centre

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  • Mangalorean, MANGALURU

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Look at your faces first, If you knew this all along, why do you keep your dirty mouths shut??? We have seen his work and know him better, after he designed you guys suddenly grew a pair and now you want to prove your manhood by defaming someone's name? Shame on you guys.

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    While senthil was in office these guys did not have the guts to call him corrupt. Everybody knows that sand lorry owners are corrupted people. Now after leaving his job they call him corrupt. He was honest in his work which you corrupted sand owners could not tolerate. Corrupted people will not u'stand the meaning honesty. Take a hike.

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    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    This must be the sand mafia.Out to demonise people who enforced the law on illegal sand mining and transportation.Not suprised by their statements.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Only to save BJP ...

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  • Ajmal, Bajpe, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Sand Mafia was stopped during Senthil period, Earlier, these sand vendors used to send Sand to Bangalore for 40 to 50 thousand per load, same time sand vendors started to loot locals by increasing the price up to 16 thousand per load, Now same sand we can buy through sand bazar for 6 thousand per load which is created by Mr Senthil. This press conference motivated by BJP leaders as a Revenge.

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  • LAN.........,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Sand terrorists...


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  • ALD, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Looks like first attempt to silence the voice. This is the danger for democracy.

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    Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Why were you dumb until he resigned? This is a well orchestrated report to cover up Government criminality that Senthil disagreed with. Asking the lorries to have GPS was a crime?

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