Udupi: ‘Peace first priority’ - Home minister justifies police action

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Aug 12: Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai, speaking about the Bengaluru disturbances which claimed three lives, said that there have been many efforts to vitiate the atmosphere in the society through hooliganism. He asserted that when the situation threatens to go out of control, stringent measures would be undertaken.

The minister, who happens to be the in-charge minister for Udupi district, said that the people in the crowd went berserk at which the police had to resort to firing as a last resort. He noted that three people have lost their lives in this incident and some police personnel were injured in stone pelting incidents. One of the policemen has sustained serious injuries to his head, he added.

"At present, the situation is under control. As many as 110 people have been taken into custody. Our first priority is to restore normalcy in law and order situation. Additional police forces are being deployed. As a precautionary measure, we are in constant touch with the union home secretary. Six companies of Central Reserve Police Force are reaching the city shortly, three from Hyderabad, and three more from Chennai. Police officers will decide the place where these companies have to be stationed," he said.

The minister revealed that a rapid action force is also arriving to help handle the situation and Garuda force is already present. "Both the areas are under complete control of the police. More arrests are expected. We will find out who were behind these acts. I had discussed the matter with the chief minister in the morning. I will hold another round of discussions with the chief minister and senior officials again in the afternoon. We will put together CCTV camera evidences and police records. Information about those who led the disturbances are being pooled. They had called for a protest after holding discussions on Facebook. Locals had planned the disturbances" he stated.

Bommai said that this is a pre-conceived plan to disturb the law and order situation, adding that the state is peaceful now and some anti-social elements have made an effort to make use of this situation to their advantage.




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  • MIA, Udupi

    Wed, Aug 12 2020

    If we take immediate action against hate speech and hate posts, most of the protest and violence can be control.

    We need good governance , Jobs, affordable education.

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  • Peter Lewis, Kalmady/Udupi

    Wed, Aug 12 2020

    Those damages Public property are held responsible to recover it.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Wed, Aug 12 2020

    Shoot at sight for any rioting mob for a mere facebook post depicting reality
    our belief is mocked all thru the day. but once given back, this is the tolleance that is on display. shame

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Wed, Aug 12 2020

    Make the arsonists pay for the damage caused, this sort of violence is unacceptable and despicable

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Wed, Aug 12 2020

    Home minister is absolutely right, Police have full right to retaliate any attacks made on them or their property
    If needed, please arrange the para military forces from central and curb these riot mongers

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  • Clara, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 12 2020

    Appreciate State Government and police action ,no matter it was bit late .

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  • Vishwanatha, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 12 2020

    State and central same government so need strict law..

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Wed, Aug 12 2020

    Law and order is a state prerogative. Miscreants cannot take law in their own hands. What happened in DJ Halli was an overt support by terror system lurking from within to disrupt social peace in K'Nataka.
    Police should take stringent action on the perpetrators.

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