Kundapur, Feb 07, 2018: A team of officials led by Kundapur Assistant Commissioner Bhoobalan along with the Brahmavar Police raided as many as eight illegal sand extraction sites at Handady near Brahmavar on February 7, Wednesday. As many as 25 boats and nine tippers were seized from the spot. Nearly 81 labourers most of them from Uttar Pradesh were arrested.
Meanwhile, owners of the sand extraction sites, all of them Gram Panchayat members namely Karunaker Shetty, Timmappa Shetty, Basava, Dinesh Salian, Philip, Prasanna, Raviraj, Sarvottam and Sadashiva managed to escape.
Though all of them had earlier possessed license, the same stood cancelled owing to some technical reasons.