24 held for dumping medical waste in Coimbatore farm

\ Coimbatore, Oct 27 (PTI) A local court here remanded\24 persons to judicial custody today, for their alleged\involvement in dumping of medical waste, brought from Kerala,\at a farm land near here.\ All those arrested were produced before the judicial\magistrate, who remanded them till November 10.\ Owner of the farm land, Chellappan and Mohammed Iliyas,\the contractor from Kerala who had taken the land on lease for\segregation, recycling and selling the waste to prospective\customers, were arrested.\ Meanwhile, 22 drivers of the seized lorries, were\arrested from various parts of Kerala last night.\ All the accused were lodged in the central prison\here.\ On October 25, 24 trucks with medical waste, meant to\be taken to a private farm in Nellikode, for segregation and\recycle, were seized. PTI NVM ROH\AMS\MVV\

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