A vehicle which collected garbage from various hotels in the city on Sunday night and dumped it in a private property at Neendakara on the outskirts of the city was seized by the shadow police team. The driver of the vehicle has been arrested.
Owner to be arrested
The seizure and arrest was on the basis of a tip-off. The police said that the owner of the vehicle too would be arrested.
The owner operates a poultry farm and supplies chicken to various hotels in the city. In the wake of strict rules for garbage disposal, hotel owners had given a contract to the poultry farm owner to dispose of the garbage generated by the hotels.
The police said that late in the night the vehicle was sent to hotels to collect the day's garbage.
The sacks used to be randomly dumped at various locations in the city. Different areas were chosen on different days.
On Sunday night, the garbage collected was taken to Neendakara to be dumped. It was then that the police team following the vehicle alerted the nearby Chavara police station.
The vehicle was seized while it was returning after dumping the garbage. The Chavara police have registered a case and are investigating.