Gundlupet: Kerala deluge has left the entire state battered and scarred. Even as relief works are on, some miscreants have been resorting to mischief by transporting the debris from flood-hit pockets of Kerala to neighbouring Karnataka state.
The people of Gundlupet taluk of Chamarajanagar district were enraged to see miscreants transporting waste in lorries and dumping them as and how they pleased. Since the vehicle carrying murky waste has Kerala registration, it is now believed that it could debris from the flood-hit pockets of Kerala.
The Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) activists who spotted this nabbed the miscreants in the act of dumping waste in a plot in Gundlupet town and handed them over to the police. In the midst of all the apprehension and fear of contagious diseases spreading due to the death and other calamities as a result of the catastrophe, the act of dumping waste in Gundlupete has left the local residents too in fear.
A guard at the Moola Holle Forest Checkpost at the Kerala border noticed a container emanating foul smell and signalled the driver to stop the vehicle, but his instructions were apparently ignored and the vehicle sped on. It is learnt that the lorry did not stop even at the Maddoor forest and police check posts. Just as the driver was attempting to dump the waste into a pit dug on the land belonging to a man named Kumar Singh, the KRV activists stopped him and handed him and the lorry over to the police.
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