VADAKARA: A sand mafia gang knocked down policemen when they went to prevent them from illegally quarrying sand at Meppayyur Avalappuzha. The civil police officers at the spot sustained injuries in the attack.
It was Sunil Kumar who got injured in the attack when he prevented illegally sand quarrying at Moozhikkadavu. He was admitted to Kozhikode Medical College hospital.
The incident happened yesterday late night. On a tip off, the three-member police team under Meppayyur SI P K Jitesh reached Muzhikkadavu in a jeep.
They were walking towards the incident spot after parking their police jeep some distance away. It was at this moment the mafia goons drove their mini lorry into the police team. Sunil Kumar had injured his legs. CPO Saji was also present in the case.
The police said there were six members among the sand mafia gang. They have filed a case and started investigation.
Illegal sand quarrying was also reported to have happened at Perinjerikunnu and Aavala banks. Several lorries have been seized from the area.