Mangaluru: High alert continues in coastal districts


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS) 

Mangaluru, Aug 18: The police were on high alert even on Saturday, August 17 as per the instructions of the intelligence department. They conducted intense search and security check in important landmarks. The alert continues on Sunday also. 

Red alert is declared in beaches also. The fishermen have been given instructions to notify the police movement of any foreign or suspicious boat. Police conducted search operation, along with canine squad and bomb squads, at NMPT, MRPL, NITK, KIOCL and important commercial complexes of the city, hospitals and hotels. The police are keeping an eye on the moving vehicles also. 

Metal detector has been installed in the renowned Kateel Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple and devotees are allowed only after screening from Saturday, August 17. 

According to the instructions of the Dakshina Kannada district administration, maximum alert state is declared in the sea. Tippeswamy, deputy director of district fisheries, gave important information to the leaders of various fishermen organizations on Saturday. The information is being given to the fishermen through sound system also in fishing jetties. 

Apart from Malpe, there are boat anchoring facilities at 32 places. The personnel of Coast Guard are stationed there. Coast Guard Navy has also intensified its patrolling. 

In the taluk of Kundapur, high alert is declared in Gangolli port, Kollur temple, railway stations of Byndoor, Kundapur and Senapur. Byndoor circle inspector Parameshwar Gunaga oversaw the security arrangements at the Gangolli port. 

Local and coast guard police along with bomb squad conducted special checking and investigation as the public expressed suspicion on the three fishing boats that docked at the Malpe St Mary's Jetty on the night of Friday. During inquiry, it was known that the boats were anchored in Malpe as the sea was rough. 

There were 29 fishermen in three boats. The sources have said that they have been fined for crossing their fishing boundary. It is learnt that they could not return on Saturday as there were some technical faults in their boats.

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  • Rezyonline, Mlore/MCT

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    To reach Mangalore Udupi area, one has to cross Gujrath, Maharastra, Goa from North. Then TamilNadu and Kerela from South.

    So what is our intelligence and home ministry trying to prove, that there is a sea tunnel which opens up in Mangalore from another continent ?

    Awaste Maare...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Even if you have bunked geography classes, you can learn basics through internet, even now. Please consider.

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  • Nash, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Wow where were you when Kasab attacked Mumbai... How he crossed Gujarat and kerala and came to Mumbai

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  • Abc, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    BJP govt should take care of our city and give tight security and keep our lives safe. Security shouldn't get limited only during alerts. It's better to have it all the time since it's easy for terrorists to enter through sea.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Dakshin Kannada district, especially Mangaluru city, has become a safe, convenient hideout, for many shady characters !!!! Most of the land/flat owners, are NRI... they flout the mandatory registration and police verification process. Most societies have poor security cover, very few are covered by CCTV !!!!!! These customers, offer a higher market rent, the city lies on NH66, with air and sea port, in close proximity to North Kerala.... a known hotbed of radical religious extremism !!!! Hence a perfect, anonymous, foolproof, refuge for Anti National, destructive elements !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • netizen, Mangaluru

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    The prediction of prominent think tankers who kept saying current policies of Modi and Shah inviting trouble to India seems comes nearly true.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    You will be disappointed when we foil every terror attempts!

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  • Reena, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    The previous govt was having briyani with Pak and terrorist hence no violence u mean.what abt the terriorist attack that happened before . Which think tankers .is it like Shobha de who is exposed by Pak now

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    These people have turned the peaceful Mangaluru into a terror hub!!!

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