‘Violators of Sec 144 to be arrested without mercy’ - Police chief Dr P S Harsha

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Mar 23: Police commissioner Dr P S Harsha on Monday, March 23 spoke about the situation currently prevailing in the city, where several people violated Section 144 which is in place. The lockdown came into effect on Sunday, March 22 at 9 pm and will be continuing till midnight on March 31.

In his message, the deputy commissioner urged people to stay indoors while the authorities work towards containing the spread of infections. The rules were put in place with a view to safeguard the health of the public. He also mentioned about the growing cases of coronavirus across the globe which has crossed the 300,000 positive cases and recorded over 14,000 deaths. Dr Harsha asserted that the countries with the top healthcare facilities were finding it difficult to cope with the impact of the coronavirus, and since India is known to have a fragile healthcare system it was imperative that as citizens we contributed to making sure the disease does not spread. To avoid a disaster, the deputy commissioner, therefore, ordered an arrest for the violators of the lockdown. The responsible people will be booked under sections 188, 269, 270 of IPC without any mercy, he said.

He also stressed that a person will be allowed to venture out only in the case of an extreme emergency. Following the lockdown orders, places of religious worship will remain shut until further notice.

The deputy commissioner also ordered residential associations to instruct their residents to stay inside. He also urged people to avoid panic-buying as the ones in need will have to suffer. Concluding his message, Dr Harsha requested residents to cooperate during these crucial days.




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  • Raja, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    I fully agree with the comments of Mr. Vas. When the life gets tough, the toughness of police is required to instill a sense of responsibility in the minds of the people of DK. Sometimes
    tough actions are required to save the country. You can see youngsters speeding in bikes, without even wearing a helmet, as though its time for merrymaking. I request parents and elders of the family to ensure their family members leave their homes only on emergency or to buy essentials. The law was disregarded in Italy and the country is paying a heavy price. Our sacrifice for a week, by supporting the administration, will help this country remain safe and healthy.

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  • Alexander, Bangalore/USA

    Tue, Mar 24 2020

    Officer, please just impose the force with this idiot citizens, They know only the religion not these matters. Please use force and no mercy. Thanks officer.

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  • Santosh Bennet VAS, MANGALORE

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    For those of you who "disagreed" with my comments, (probably just seeing the name and not reading the contents), I humbly request that you have some "insaniyat" humanity, consider the plight of those Policemen struggling to enforce Law and order, braving the heat and humidity, facing brickbats from the ignorant public who choose to defy order's meant for their own wellbeing. What about the Doctor's, nurse's and other health Staff who are risking their lives in taking care of the Corona case's ?? Well if you still choose to do things your way, go ahead risk your life but don't be a nuisance to your family, neighborhood and society. Hope better sense prevails.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    Beautiful comment sir. These "disagrees" mean ....?same like who dont follow the rules and regulations laid by the government in this panic situation in order to save ourselves. May god bless and protect all those who are volunteering in different different ways to help the people.. Really its a shame on us educated illiterate people because of whom our Dakshina Kannada has to undergo sections non bailable punishment etc etc....i agree with your first comment too why Kasaragod has increased number of infected people....They dont want to admit hence "disagrees".

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    Maharashtra Govt. Ordered for Curfew... Here also may be required...

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  • Santosh Bennet VAS, MANGALORE

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    Only if " Shoot at sight orders " for violators are given will we Indian's know what our social responsibility is. I and surprised that Mangaloreans / Kanarite's who prided themselves as well educated and savvy are behaving irresponsibly. Probably it is those who are the new residents of Mangalore' creating this ?? Don't let the situation detiorate, our neighbours in Kasaragod are suffering due to the foolhardy behaviour of a few Gulf returnees.

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  • Anit, Mlore/mlore

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    Seeing since morning in Valencia, gorrigudda road... Tons of ppl roaming streets and on bikes and in cars. All well dressed as if going to attend gathering... Not bothered abt lives nd sections imposed... Such bindaas don't care attitude... I think too much of regional serials they watch.. None watching news abt ppl losing life in Italy spsin china and even in our own country.

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  • Paul, Mnaglore

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    Dear SP sir,
    144 section . Why did you give permission to inaugurate the disinfection machine.
    Have you seen the crowd .
    Non of them wearing mask,
    This is what happens when you elect a un professional Mayor .
    Where was DC ?
    What is safety now when the responsible leader is braking the rules

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  • PAM Suvarna, Karla

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    Break the chain is only solution to counter this deadly virus.
    We Indians are expert in demanding our right every aspect but least about discharge our constitutional duties.
    Time to show our responsibility at the top now,or else we will perish.

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  • anil, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 23 2020

    I definitely agree with the above message and many comments passed people should be staying inside.
    But when the pharmacy and daily essentials are required who will bring them, the groceries, or pharmacies are not at your door step it will be some distance and single person should be allowed to go and get them. As per the police chief message above it seems even essentials/medical stores also to be shut down.

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