Mysuru: Pollution Control officials, who raided three illegal dyeing units in city on Wednesday, have seized a total of 10 tonnes of cloth materials from these units.
It is reported that one Nataraj, a native of Tamil Nadu, after taking the land belonging to one Marigowda on lease in Kalalawadi on H.D. Kote Road, was illegally operating a dyeing unit there.
Though the Pollution Control officials had served him a notice, Nataraj hoodwinked them by stopping the works during daytime to convince the officials that he had stopped the activity, but used to operate the unit during nights.
Acting on a tip off, Environmental Officer Raghuram, along with his team, raided the illegal dyeing unit on Wednesday. Following the raid, the workers fled from the spot.
Similar raids were conducted on illegal dyeing units in Kesare and Rajeev Nagar and the officials have seized 10 tonnes of clothes from these illegal dyeing units.