Illegal sand mining: 16 vehicles seized

Cops solve theft case in Periyapatna govt school, recover electronic gadgets worth `15k

In a major crackdown on illegal sand mining in the recent past, district police have seized  nine lorries and three tippers in the district. In another case, an earth moving machine and lorry have been seized, and the driver and his assistant have been arrested.

The highway squad led by sub-inspector Shashikumar were keeping a tab on the illegal activities from November 12 to 16. During the patrolling, the vehicles found illegally transporting sand from Dandikere, Mellahalli, Bhugatahalli, Varuna and Varkod were intercepted. A case has been registered at south police station, said a release from superintendent of police R Dileep.

In another case, following information from the senior geologist, department of mines and geology Y V Anand and Nanjangud tahsildar Manjunatha Swamy, Nanjangud rural police swooped on the illegal activity near Kapila river in Immavu village. Driver of earth moving vehicle Mahesh son of Devaraju, Hirikati village, 30, and his assistant Chikkagundaiah son of Siddaiah, Navilur were arrested. A case is also registered against the kingpin in the case Indan alias Babu son of Ramaiah, Hejjige and the owner of the land (Survey number 230/1b) and also the vehicles.

School theft solved

In a swift action, Periyapatna police claim to have cracked a theft case at a government school and have recovered electronic gadgets worth Rs 15,000.

A release from the office of superintendent of police stated that the accused identified as Syed Shafi son of Syed Akbar, 30, of Panchavalli in Periyapatna taluk had stolen a LCD monitor and amplifier from the government higher primary school in the village. He had gained access to the computer room through the window between November 17 and 19.
The police team was led by circle police inspector V Venkatesh consisting of sub-inspector C B Jayalakshman among others.

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