The state police carried out 473 raids across the state on Tuesday, the third day of ‘Operation Kuber’, the anti-loan sharks drive launched by the police in the wake of the suicide of a five-member family in Kizhakkemukkola here.
A total of 32 arrests were registered and Rs 18.65 lakh was seized during the raids.
During the drive against the loan sharks, the police seized documents including bank cheques, title deeds, vehicle registration certificates and promissory notes.
“As many as 32 arrests were registered under the Kerala Money Lending act and around 44 cases were registered on Tuesday,” DGP K S Balasubramanian said.
As part of ‘Operation Kuber’ which started on Sunday, 2,235 raids were conducted in various parts of the state.
A total of 158 arrests and 248 cases were registered during the raids.
DGP K S Balasubramanian said that raids would continue based on the information and complaints from the public against illegal moneylenders.