Karkala: Attempt to transport migrant workers by container vehicle foiled

Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala (SP)

Karkala, May 22: In an incident which happened near Pulkery Bypass near here, locals found that migrant workers were being transported to Rajasthan in a goods container vehicle from Mangaluru. The police were informed, and the workers and staff of the truck were taken into custody by the police on Thursday late night. 

The goods container belongs to a logistics firm and bore Rajasthan registration number. The driver of the vehicle confessed before the police that 16 migrant workers who were stranded in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district were being transported clandestinely to Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The container had brought pulses from Rajasthan to Mangaluru. The empty container was to return to Rajasthan. During the return journey, the driver reportedly contacted workers who had come to coastal Karnataka searching for jobs and were struck at Mangaluru, Udupi, Kundapur etc. He had collected money from them to take them to destinations in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, it is learnt. Twelve from Mangaluru and four from Udupi were travelling by the vehicle.

The police have confiscated the container vehicle.




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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Migrants are willing to take extreme steps, ignoring the fatal consequences, just to be back home, whereas expatriates from middle east regions n the west are forcibly ejected from those countries, due to massive layoffs !!! The situation is precarious for all inbound citizens of our nation, due to scarce availability of any employment....

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 22 2020

    If properly conduct test for migrant workers deffinately we don't have place in hospital.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, May 22 2020

    With so much of police checkpoints & strict rules how's it possible that big container trucks are getting filled up & moving out & the law enforcers unaware, and that common public has to inform them; other day in Puttur too some trucks filled with migrants were intercepted by the public??

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  • Mrinal, Athradi/Udupi

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Why do opposition parties give more mileage to transport migrate workers illegally. Government doing all the provision..step by step all are sent to there destinations safely. What happened to Priyanka's 1000 buses....empty come..empty returned.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    What happened to Priyanka's 1000 buses....empty come..empty returned. ????

    You seem to be rejoicing this very much ??

    Why aren't you speculating on why Yogi govt didn't let the buses enter the location to transport the migrants ? Because it damaged the ego of UP govt ?

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    You should proba lt ask Rogi why was the permission not given for the buses to enter the state... If it was election time then a thousand buses and hundred trains can be arranged. But since it's migrants and not election season nothing is being done... You support a party ... It's fine. ... But supporting blindly and seeing no wrong in what they do and not question them is so very wrong... The tears of the poor will not go in vain....they will remember these days....be it congress or be it bjp all will pay for the pain of these migrants.... If you cannot see their pain then God sace you....
    Probably when's dear one of yours is stranded with months togather without money or food probably you will understand.....

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  • Mrinal, Athradi/Udupi

    Fri, May 22 2020

    While transporting buses from Rajasthan to U.P borders congress people not encountered any migrant workers on road..?? Why did they not helped them..and given ride while all buses are plying empty..?? Yogi Government already made arrangements above 25000 buses plus train is on service.

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Are you sure all buses were brought from Rajasthan one single location?? Who is even talking about congress.. who is congress.... What is bjp doing about the situation?????

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Same rule applies to you to arrange buses in Maharastra for the migrants to go to UP or MP why ur sickular priyaanka did not arrange bus for them? No election in Maharastra? How cone 2and 3 wheeler vehicle details provided in place of buses? And even for buses provided many were not having FC for carrying passengers.
    Why all nautanki and Dramabazi? Why no buses were provided in Delhi were the Italy family resides? All r playing politics

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  • Meenakshi, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Let us be humans first. For a minute, you just bein their place and understand the distress they are going through. Government is doing too little and too late.

    You are rejoicing the cancellation of buses Priyanka had offered to them just because you are a BJP supporter. When our fellow citizens are going through pain, is it not our responsibility to be with them, help them if we can in whatever possible way.

    Pained to see such insensitive comments.

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  • Noreen, MANGALURU

    Fri, May 22 2020

    You are the one who is bringing politics/opposition/& Priyanka. People like you, instead of being kind to these workers, sow hatred.

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  • vn dcosta, kadri

    Fri, May 22 2020

    Madam that Mrinal, Athradi/Udupi is a fake id . no need to respond. only vomiting around the place nothing else. such things do not warrant a response.

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  • Whataworld, Mangalore

    Fri, May 22 2020

    This migrants are not engaged in any illegal activity. They just want to return home because of the jobless situation. The government is trying to stop them and creating a mess of their lives. The walk 100s of kms probably 1000s just to reach home and they get chased back. Remember it is not called a 'foiled bid' and they have every right to get home same as we have thr right to take planes, trians and cars to reach home. They are starved for days and trod along with their kids. Pls help them and dont publish misleading headlines to support your lobby.

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