Four youth who threw stones at Kundapur Rural Police Station have been arrested.
It is suspected that the youth pelted the station with stones for seizing a vehicle engaged in illegal sand mining.
A group of people on Thursday night surrounded Kundapur Rural Police Station and threw stones on the roof for taking stringent action against illegal sand miners.
Sridhar Naik serving as sub inspector of the police station had seized a Maruthi Omni engaged in illegally transporting the sand in Kandlur on Thursday.
As the car was shifted to the police station at around 10.20 pm, over 15 miscreants arrived in bikes and argued with the police on releasing the vehicle.
The group, led by Shahid Bette (30), Zakir Hussain (32), Shakir (24) and Tabrez Saheb (26) of Kandlur village, began throwing stones at the police station.
Realising the gravity of situation, additional police personnel were rushed to the spot.
Udupi Superintendent of police Nisha James also rushed to the spot.
While four youth were arrested and 15 of them–Naushad, Museen, Shahid, Nadeem, Karani Shahid, Rayan, Bilal, Mansoor, Mohammed, Sadaqat, Jeffry, Abdulla, Fahad, Naheem and Hamidsari of Kandlur fled from the spot.
A heavy police security was provided around the police station.
James said nine among the 19 miscreants identified so far were rowdy sheeters.
Investigation to ascertain the owner of seized car has been initiated, she said.
Following an attack on the then Udupi Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis and Kundapur’s Assistant Commissioner Shilpa Nag, illegal sand mining activities has been under control.