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MANGALURU: A tussle between airport taxi drivers and those from cab aggregator Ola has once again come to the fore with the former assaulting an Ola driver on Wednesday.

According to police, two people from Hyderabad had booked an Ola cab in Mangaluru online, so they had their cab ready as soon as they landed here.

As the passengers arrived at the Ola parking centre in the Mangalore International Airport premises, Ratan, an Ola driver, guided them towards their car.

On seeing this, police said the airport taxi drivers got furious and a group of around 15 of them assaulted Ratan,30, a resident of Car Street.

A case has been registered at the Bajpe police station. Police said they have detained three people in this connection.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the case. They are Mohammed Tahseen, 50, Abdul Rahiman, 41, and Usman alias Abbas,38, all residents of Mangaluru.

Man held for illegal possession of firearm

The Dakshina Kannada district police on Tuesday detained a person on charges of carrying a country-made gun without required documents and licence.

The accused is Baiju Bin Challappan, 45, hailing from Ernakulam in Kerala.

Based on a tip-off that Baiju was in possession of the gun at Kaniyoor under Bellare police station limits, the police detained him and seized the gun. He has been booked under the Arms Act.

4 sand-laden trucks seized

The Mangaluru City police on Wednesday seized four tipper trucks that were carrying sand illegally to Kerala.

When the police from Kankanady City station were conducting a routine check near Padil, they found four tipper trucks that had set out for Kerala after loading sand from BC Road, around 25 km from here.

Police have identified the accused as Austin Miranda and Hasanabba, who owned the vehicles and doubled up as drivers, as well as truck owners Abdul Rehman and Harish, and Biju, who was driving one of the trucks. Police said the driver of one of the trucks is absconding.

The seized items including vehicles and sand, are totally valued at Rs 36.5 lakh, and have been handed over to the department of mines and geology department.



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