Illegal Quarry of BJP TP Member Raided, 8 Arrested
Kundapur: The Karkala ASP Krishnakanth along with his team raided an illegal quarry and arrested 8 persons along with the vehicles at Kota and Shankaranarayana Police station limits here on March 18.
On getting reliable information about the storage of illegal explosives at the quarry belonging to Taluk Panchayat BJP member Chandrashekhar Shetty, the police raided the quarry. The police arrested the writer of the quarry Adarsh Shetty, drivers Suresh and Ratnakar.
During the raid, the Kota police seized 32 Gelatin sticks, two tippers and four motorbikes from their possession. The raid was conducted by the Kota police inspector Rafiq and team.
The Kota police have registered a case and investigation is on.
In the Shankaranarayana Police station limits at Belve police raided the illegal red stone mining quarry and arrested five persons.
The arrested have been identified as Krishna Naik, Vasu Naik, Suresh, Ravindra and Krishna.
The police seized a 407 tempo, stone cutting machine and other equipment from their possession.
Under the guidance of Karkala ASP Krishnakanth, the raid was conducted by the Shankaranarayana police inspector Prakash K and team.