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Illegal sand transportation: 18 lorries seized

Illegal sand transportation: 18 lorries seized

Mangalore Today News Network

Karkala, June 16,2016 :  As many as 18 lorries which were transporting sand illegally to Chikkamagaluru district were seized in a midnight operation  on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. The operation was led by a police team led by  Rural police inspector Rafiq.


Ever since Rafiq took charge as  inspector a month ago, he has seized 55 sand lorries and collected a fine of Rs 5 lakhs.  The drive against sand smuggling  which had been suspended  for some time reportedly owing to political interference had resumed of late.

 It is already a known fact that sand was being illegally  transported  from Adduru, Gurupur, Polali, Kaikamba  and other places and the speeding lorries have also been the cause of a number of accidents.

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Anil Hanagud, Puttur Thu, June-16-2016, 1:32
There so many such incidents taking place in the district . This sand smuggling operation has to go on. They do not ban with out any reason . The untimely extraction of sand effects the the aquatic creatures.
Sathish S, Moodabidri Thu, June-16-2016, 12:03
The time s not suitable for extraction as the fishes breed and it effect the coastal life.
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