Cops nab illegal kerosene transportation team

Sanjeev Shetty (55), a pedestrian and a resident of Shakthinagar, was killed when a jeep tried to overtake the bus (in picture) at Shakthinagar on Sunday. In the melee, the bus fell into a ditch and the jeep too has been damaged. Another person has suffered injuries.The team had waylaid a jeep which had cans and while cheking found that 140 litres of kerosene. When the officials informed Tahsildar of the incident, Tahsildar asked to get the jeep to Mangalore. Though the illegal transporters brought the jeep to Mangalore, there was only 45 litre kerosene in it.

Based on the complaint that rice and kerosene is being transported to Kerala, the team had carried out the operation. In fact, the BPL card holders had complained that they were getting only two litres of kerosene inspite of the government order that four litre kerosene should be supplied to the BPL card holders.

4 held

Surathkal police arrested four persons in connection with theft of diesel from Roro lagon from Surathkal  railway station. The arrested are Ijaj (22), Pappu (22), Shameer (20) and Nisar (23).

Ganja seized

The DCIB sleuths arrested  three persons near Farangipet and seized 500 gms ganja worth Rs 15,000. The arrested have been identified as Deviprasad alias Pachu aliasPrashanth (25), Sangamesha (23) and Chennabasappa (22). In this connection, a case has been registered in Bantwal rural police station  under NDPS Act 1985.

6 held for gambling

The police arrested six persons involved in gambling and seized Rs 1,080 and playing cards at Mottethadka Kemminje village in Puttur Taluk. The arrested are Haroon Rasheed, Abdul Kunhi, Antony Kutinha, Lohith Acharya, Isubu and Babu.

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