Five trucks and two cars were seized by KR Nagar Police officers in connection with illegal sand transport in KR Nagar on Tuesday.
The police officers seized the vehicles which was transporting illegal sand on Hampapura Road. The police, who were checking vehicles at the Hampapura Road Junction in KR Nagar taluk, stopped and seized the vehicles carrying sand which were proceeding towards the taluk from Mangaluru.
In another incident, police seized a tipper truck and a car near Arkeshwara temple and arrested Mohammad Ghazil, Iliyas Mohammad Mustafa. However, the other accused and car driver Aneef escaped from the place.
It is alleged that the illegal sand which was being transported was brought from a village in Mangaluru near Netravathi river bank. A case has been registered in this connection at the KR Nagar Police Rural Station. Further investigations are on.