Mangalore, Jan 15: IGP of Western Zone Gopal Hosur said that the state police departments have come to a decision to lead a joint operation against the sand mafia, which is illegally transporting sand from Karnataka to Kerala via 28 different routes.
Speaking at a press conference, the IGP said that the police departments of the 2 states are short of staff. For this reason, they have decided to work together in order to bust the sand mafia. Strict action will be taken against illegal sand businesses. The departments came to this decision at the end of a meeting held in Kannur on Jan 11, he said.
The police already have enough information about 333 professionals accused of being involved in criminal activities along the borders of Karnataka, including 21 cases of fake currency transactions and 16 cases of fake passports. Many of these people accused of criminal activities are absconding. The Kerala Police Department has provided information about criminals from Karnataka who are hiding in Kerala. The police have made plans to trace all absconding criminals and bring them to book.
The Manjeshwar Police have been requested to curb Naxal activities.