Mangaluru, Sep 23, 2023: Bajpe police have seized 15 boats and two tipper lorries during a raid on a thriving sand racket from the banks of the Gurupura Phalguni River on Saturday morning.
The accused, however, managed to give officials the slip. The seized items included two tipper lorries worth around Rs.5 lakhs each, 15 boats worth around Rs.50,000 each and equipment used for illegal sand mining, totaling about Rs.17.50 lakhs in value.
This incident has been documented in the Bajpe police station, and the police have initiated an investigation. The police are also conducting an inquiry into the matter. In this operation, under the guidance of Anupam Agarwal, IPS, the City Police Commissioner of Mangalore, the law and order and the district police, led by DCP Siddharth Goel, were involved.