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.