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District police raid illegal sand depot

District police raid illegal sand depot


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangalore, 10 March 2017: Dakshina Kannada District Police today raided an illegal sand mining unit and seized large quantity of sand stashed at a clandestine depot. Additional SP Vedmurty and team conducted the sand raid along with geology department staff at a place called Sirankallu near Kanyana village of Bantwal taluk.


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A large sand deposit estimated to be about 45 truckloads and weighing about 450 tons was seized by the raiding party. There were no tipper trucks or other equipment found at the stock yard. Accused are yet to be identified and arrested, it is learned.

Illegal sand mining is a new bane for the district due to the rampant over harvesting, giving rise to fear that it could prove to be ecologically disastrous in the long run. River sand is used in building construction as base material in concrete mixing. With the recent boom in real estate activity, river sand mining has emerged as a lucrative business and those engaged in ruthless exploitation of this natural resource have been dubbed in media as ‘sand mafia’. District administration has lately initiated several measures to regulate this activity.

The operation was undertaken under the directions of District Superintendent of Police Bhushan Gulabrao Borase.


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Rahul Pinto, udupi Sat, March-11-2017, 12:11
Is it a genuine raid? Because the sand trade is the always connected with the influences big tycoon
Esater Fernanades, Bengaluru Fri, March-10-2017, 11:02
Sand mining is the main trade of big influential goons . Will the police take action on them . Th public knows that bribing can do every thing impossible possible . The [police surely act on the tip but its the political influence that diverts the case.
Ishitha Baliga, Bolar Fri, March-10-2017, 10:57
I agree sand mining is illegal ,but the builder is getting Clearance from MCC for construction of building .Sand is thane main component for construction.
Vidhya, mangaluru Fri, March-10-2017, 5:47
Good job Sir
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