Unlawful sand mining case filed

Mangaluru police stopped an attempt to illicitly extract sand from the banks of the Phalguni River . Police say they saw sand being extracted using a backhoe loader and two dredgers .

On Friday, Mangaluru city police stopped an attempt to illicitly extract sand from the banks of the Phalguni River.A Panambur police station team was on rounds at Kuloor and received a warning about illegal sand extraction on the riverbed near KIOCL Junction.In the early hours, police say they saw sand being extracted using a backhoe loader and two dredgers.Sand was being loaded onto a tipper, and a second tipper was also discovered on the spot.When police arrived at the site, the miscreants, who were engaged in illegal sand extraction, fled from the spot.

At the Panambur police station, a lawsuit has been filed.