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Mangaluru: Qureshi case - Action against rumour mongers within two days, says police chief


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Apr 17: Following circulation of fake messages on the health of Ahmed Qureshi, accused in attempt-to-murder cases who was allegedly tortured in police custody, the police on Monday April 17 said that stringent action would be taken against those responsible within two days.

Addressing a press meet here, police commissioner Chandra Sekhar said, "This morning we held a meeting regarding Ahmed Qureshi. There are some trouble-mongering miscreants circulating certain messages through WhatsApp and other social media claiming Ahmed Qureshi is in a critical condition. Qureshi is doing well and is in a stable condition, and we are in frequent contact with the hospital authorities.

"But fake message are being spread which could lead to disturbance of law and order. We have gathered information from our intelligence about who circulated the messages, and based on the information, we have will take stringent action against such trouble makers in two days. They will be booked under section 505 (2) and 153 of the IPC, and Section 66 of the IT Act.

"The hospital has given reports on Qureshi and we will produced the same in the court. There are some vested interests who want to disturb law and order. Within two days, we will take action against rumour mongers," he said.

"There are some miscreants who are taking advantage of this situation. We have heard they have even issued threats to good citizens who are trying to protect the truth. We will give necessary protection to them.

"There is a demand for CID inquiry to the alleged harassment of Qureshi. We will submit all the reports that we have," he added.

Urging the media to handle the case responsibly, the police commissioner said, "So far, the media has been impartial in this issue. Media needs to be responsible while reporting as things can go wrong very quickly."

DCP Sanjeeva Patil was present.

Comment on this article

  • abdul samad, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    OH REALY MR COMMISIONER..

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  • mustafa, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Police too spread some rumours...
    PFI pelted stones, PFI shouted slogans against..... so on.
    will there any action against the police?

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 19 2017

    Police have put themselves in such a position that its hard to take whatever they say at face value.

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  • joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    I am only repeating here what a business tycoon said to me about the present Police Force in Mangalore. Without any bias or prejudice I would repeat what this person said about the officials. .... It was stated that presently we have an excellent Police Force composed of Officers as never before. All have excellent credentials and are ever anxious to help people irrespective of caste and creed or religion.

    The Commissioner an engineer turned a Police Officer has an excellent track record. He has two deputies - one handling crime and traffic and the other one handling law and order. They are indeed PEOPLES" men. They are working for the interest of people and the people are safe in their hands.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Who decides what is a rumor and what is not? Now don't tell me that our police are the arbitrators to decide this. This is nothing but an excuse for clamping down on free speech.

    It is not fake messages that disturb the law and order. When our authorities have started to take the sides of right-wing groups all these problems started.

    For the sake of superficial communal harmony, our constitutional rights are trampled.

    Just a few days ago couple were taken to police station, because they were of different community and they were eating biryani. So what did out great police do in this regard? Instead for protecting the rights of the couple they called the parents of the couple. Who gave this power to the police? What did they do to the people who handed them to the police, who were actually breaking the law? I can expect such things from somewhere from north indian village. But i really feel ashamed that such uncivilized behavior are entertained by police for the purpose communal harmony. Such things matter. that's why I don't trust the police anymore.

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  • Rajesh Shetty, Dubai

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Dear Sir, Action against only on those who spread rumors about police department or even who spread rumors about people and common man will also be considered same way..?
    I remember inaction of your department on rumor mongers in puttur and sullia even resulted in temporary closure of local kannada news paper .. that time there was no action from your side?? Police department was saying its freedom of speech ..? now suddenly a different policy?? Please use the same law and same policy for all.... Be transparent .. Book all rumour mongers and create a peaceful society in DK....

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Rumour mongers are the real culprits. identify such group and try to put an end for all such dirty tactics.

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  • Master, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Still it doesn't negate atrocities committed upon Qureshi....Why you are so much concerned about rumour mongering now....Didn't see same enthusiasm in cornering rumour mongering earlier...

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  • ayan, bangalore

    Tue, Apr 18 2017

    Last year in 2016 there was a very huge BAJRANG DAL ACTIVISTS gathered in Nehru Maidan for welcoming Hate Speacher YOGI ADITHYANATH, this function and BAJRANG DAL's gatheration was made without any permission from any department either permission from D.C or Police department. But our Mangalore Police allowed Bajrang dals do this very huge gatheration and made this fuction with respect by the help of police even without any permission. This shows Bajrang dals gunda gardi and our police did not arrest any single BD activist that time.
    Now in quraishi case police is very serious and strict in this matter.

    Also resently Kerala CM Pinayar vijayan came to mangalore, and Whole mangalore shud down by Bajrang dal goons, did they take any action that time.
    why double stand, why double stand, our country democratic everyone has same rights,
    DESH KI AZADI KE LIYE MUSLIMO NE APNEE JANYE KURBAN KEE HAI,
    KYA ISEE DIN KE LIYE HUM LOGONE AZADI KE LIYE LADAEE KEE THEE

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  • Rameez, Udupi

    Mon, Apr 17 2017

    Action against Rumours okk.what about police officers who give 3rd degree torcher to quraisi. What action u wil take.

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  • D.P.Shetty, Bahrain

    Mon, Apr 17 2017

    This news makers permanently kept in jail,so peace will remain in the society, some people giving more importance than our freedom fighter

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  • Johan Sequeira, Surathkal/Dubai

    Mon, Apr 17 2017

    It is a matter of grave concern when senior police officers issue threats to silence legitimate voices expressing concerns against their illegal actions. Was the Commissioner sleeping when Kateel said he will burn mangalore?

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  • Shaf bhak, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 17 2017

    Yes media Should be impartial.
    Don't make another Kashmir bargaining on fundamental rights with law enforcement authority
    They need to protect n stringent action on case basis .
    So sending false roumours also a punishable offence.
    Over the ages of effort few organization successful in deciding otherwise​ peaceful city into communally polarised non industrial hub .
    Thanks for all of those who left a bad example by poison ing job less youths mind.

    Hope law agencies at least check agitators, though they can't check dirty mind set that is seeded.

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 17 2017

    There are some here too. Keep a vigil!

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