5 more persons held in Dabhal illegal stone quarrying case


 The Curchorem police on Monday arrested five more persons in connection with a case booked on Saturday under charges of using large amount of explosives for stone quarrying activities at an allegedly illegal quarry at Bandoli, Dabhal. With this, the total number of persons arrested in the case has gone up to 10.
Police gave the names of those arrested on Monday as follows: Tipanna Rivappa Chawan from Guddemol, Sanvordem; Manju Nagappa Gunal, a native of Bijapur Karnataka but residing at Ambeudok, Sanvordem; Jayant Shashinath Kakodkar and Ramatul Shashinath Kakodkar, both residents of Cacora, Curhorem and John Fransisco Alfonso, resident of Cotombi, Quepem.
The accused have been charged under Section 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance) of the Indian Penal Code. [TOI]