Kundapur, Jun 10: A case has been registered against Francis George, a person from Kerala who had illegally encroached 2.11 acre government land with survey number 146 for his resort and attempted to divert the river flowing through it.
The locals had complained this to the authorities and on this account, Udupi deputy commissioner Muddumohan personally visited the spot on Saturday June 7 and ordered immediate action against the resort. A team led by Kundapur sub divisional officer Yogishwar and tahsildar on Sunday June 8 began work on freeing the river from encroachment.
The officials brought a JCB earthmover to remove the huge amount of mud that the resort owner had reportedly dumped on the river in an attempt to divert its course. Strangely though, the mud that was removed was again put into another pond that would fill up during the rainy season. The locals said that it was an unscientific way of disposing the mud, and expressed fears that once it starts raining heavily, the muddy rain water would gush into their fields and cause damage. The work went on at a slow pace.
Kundapur additional commissioner Yogeshwar, Tahsildar Gayathru Nayak, Engineer Jagadish and Chandrashekar, Brahmavar Police inspector Arun Nayak and others were present during the demolish work.
The case was registered in Shankarnarayan police station.