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Bantwal : Illegal sand extraction sites raided

Bantwal : Illegal sand extraction sites raided

Mangalore Today News Network

Bantwal, Jan 31, 2018:   Bantwal Rural Police and the officials of the Department of Mines have in a joint operation, raided illegal sand  extraction sites at Barimaru and Sarapady on January 31, Wednesday  and seized  sand worth several lakhs of rupees. Four mechanised boats and a lorry have also been taken possession by the raiding team.


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The raids followed a tip off and were conducted under the directions  of the new SP Ravikanthe Gowda. The raiding team was led by Bantwal Rural SI  Prasanna. The accused however managed to escape   The value  of the seized goods has been estimated at Rs 5 lakhs.

Further investigations are in progress.

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