Mangaluru: ‘Will curb drug menace’ - Police commissioner at 'Meet the Press' event

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Jan 12: Police commissioner N Shashikumar addressed a number of issues speaking at 'Meet the Press' programme at press club here on Tuesday January 12.

He said, “Mangaluru faces traffic issues which I will also consider as a priority along with making police stations people-friendly. Drug menace is rampant in this region. If a youth indulges in drugs, his whole life will be spoiled. We are seriously looking to curb down drug menace.

“People here go for walks in the mornings and evenings and also take part in religious events late night along with families. Meanwhile, there is a particular group of people who try to create nuisance in public. We are looking to address this issue and also other illegal activities taking place in the region. Recently, we have paraded 140 drug offenders in which 70 are habitual offenders. The parade was not to humiliate them. There were a few who were willing to transform themselves and come back to normal life.

“Objections were raised against 'Operation Suraksha', where police combed major beaches. But consuming alcohol and ganja creating nuisance at the beaches, and open places like Nehru Maidan and railway tracks after 10 pm is wrong. We will take action against those who create nuisance. We will also not spare those anti-social elements who attack police personnel. We can tell those people who criticise 'Operation Suraksha' that we cannot stop it as it is undertaken with a good objective.

“During the operation, we had taken 75 people into custody who were consuming alcohol, ganja, playing loud music in dark spots, beaches and open places after 10 pm. At Someshwara beach itself, more than 20 people were consuming alcohol in the night.

“Destitute sleeping at railway stations were not troubled. Is it right to consume alcohol and ganja on the railway tracks? During the operation, no one was mocked or beaten. The operation is being held for public safety and also to maintain law and order.

“I also urge police personnel not to stop vehicles unnecessarily to check documents where there is smooth flow of traffic as riders, drivers and police will be at risk. If visible violators are found, they should be stopped and action should be taken,” he said.

When asked about vehicles being towed, the police commissioner said, “I will try to collect a clear picture of towing vehicles and see that public will not be troubled it. I have also held discussion over parking spaces in the city with Mangaluru City Corporation commissioner Akshy Sridhar. We both will try and solve the issue.

“Keeping their personal lives aside, police personnel work day and night to maintain law and order. I urge the public to cooperate with the police and treat them as your own people,” he said.







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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Sir if you have budget ,Please Paint all Humps ..Please make arrangments to display traffic sign boards at all applicable places ..especially where there are Humps ..
    Drugs is not a menace ..its a time pass ..The Real culprits are sitting in Bangalore under the hood of political leaders ...They have only named mangalorean origin people in this which I feel is a scam and a face saving by Bangalore politicians.

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  • Dhanu, Mangalore/LHH

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Also must curb and vigil on Land mafia, Registrar office Mafia, Document mafia, Corruption mafia, Notarized bogus document mafia. Still long way to go for Mangalore people.

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  • Ronak, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    There is must requirement of planning flyover at KPT junction and Nantoor junction soon possible which will surely help the free and hassle free flow of traffic all the day and our traffic department need not worry abt the stress of managing the heavy jammed junction in peak hours

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    We seed stricter punishments so that offenders will get Scared & Demotivated ...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Jan 12 2021

    Jossey Sir,

    In drugs , prevention is always better than in diseases ....

    Educating youth is best way to achieve this....along with making its very difficult for peddlers to operate Sir...

    Typically youth start with Alcohol and then go to drugs to get higher kicks....we need to regulate distribution of Alcohol too Sir,,,


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  • T.Lobo, Bejai

    Wed, Jan 13 2021

    98% of ministers and so called influencers are the once directly or indirectly related in drug peddling. Forget drugs sir those who consume drugs are already gone cases let's focus on imo topics.
    1. Proper parking road signs
    2. Indecent alcohol consumption in open public spaces (Kudla police done good job in this area)
    3. No selling drugs near schools and colleges and to students in uniform ( who wants drugs let them work hard and go to secret location)
    4. No moral policing -if someone has problems let them call the police- we don't need proxies of any sorts thats not why we pay income tax from our hard labour working for 12 hrs a day 6days a week for 25-30 yrs.
    5. Throwing garbage in open areas and canals punishable with 2k fine
    6. Max speed from 6am to 9pm only 40km - this a ghats terrain hill driving.
    7.No spitting on road 5k fine
    8.No indecent massage parlours and 18+ movies in public theaters of any sort.

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