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Kota: Illegally stocked sand worth crores of rupees seized at Hangarakatte

Mangalore Today News Network

Kota, Oct 20, 2016:  A team of officials led by  Department of Mines and Geology and the Tahsildar raided the Hangarakatte water ship yard and seized sand worth crores of rupees which was  stored   there.


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Once earlier, the Brahmavar  Special Tahsildar Pradeep Kurudekar  had visited the place and had assured to seize the sand stocked there unauthorisedly. However, locals later complained that no step has been taken to file an FIR  following which Wednesday’s raid was held. But, the shipyard  authorities have said that the sand stocked was the  result of desilting done in the area  in view of the inconvenience caused to movement of ships.

Nearly 4,500 metric units of sand was found stocked in the place. However, locals alleged that private parties have been given  contract to dredge sand. It has also been gathered that the dredging machinery had been shifted to some other place.