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Over 800 truck loads of sand seized in Dakshina Kannada dist

Press Trust of India  |  Mangaluru 

More than 800 loads of sand, a machine and several trucks were impounded in surprise raids conducted in coastal areas bythe district officials during the last two days.

Five sand extraction units located near Maravoor vented dam in Mangaluru taluk were detected and sealed.

Cases were registered against six persons and 40 boats seized, an official release here said.

The raids by officials led of Police Sasikanth Senthil, were launched on January 13 following a tip-off that illegal docks were built at some spots withinthe limits of Coastal Regulatory Zone.

The raids were completed last evening, it said.

A squad comprising tahsildar, assistant commissioner, and senior geologists conducted the raids at several places including Moodushedde, Padushedde, Manjalpade and Jappinamogaru, the release added.

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First Published: Tue, January 16 2018. 12:50 IST