Mangaluru: Daylight robbery attempt turns out to be mock drill by police


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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK) 

Mangaluru, Sep 12: The incident where a gang of men that arrived in a car tried to snatch the bag of a woman pedestrian, turned out to be mock drill planned by police commissioner N Shashi Kumar. 

The mock drill was undertaken by the police commissioner to see the response from the public in such situations. 

The Ritz car with the gang was blocked and intercepted by another car, which showed the public’s presence of mind and quick action. 


Police commissioner N Shashi Kumar 


The car which intercepted the gang's car 

The woman who took part in the mock drill was Shobhalatha Kateel, Swaraksha For Women Trust (R) Mangaluru. 

In a statement to media, N Shashikumar said, “Today under Kadri police station limits, a gang tried to snatch a bag from a lady near St Agnes College where the lady retaliated. This was a mock drill undertaken by the police department to see how the public, police and victim responds to such a situation. The lady was Shobhalatha Kateel, Swaraksha For Women Trust, where she gives training on self-defence. We sawmin the video how the lady retaliated strongly and protected herself. The public also came to the rescue. A car intercepted the gang’s car. Some youths also tried chasing the car. They also gave information to the police about their accused’s faces, car and its model. 

“The incident took place at 11 am. Within 4 minutes, we received a call on 112 and by 11:10 am, the 112 vehicle reached the spot and took information about the incident. The mock drill was uninformed which showed the police department’s preparedness. 

“I urge the public to be prepared in such situations. The victim should retaliate without any compromise on safety. Meanwhile, the public should rescue the victim and try to catch the accused. 

“This was a mock drill and there was satisfactory response. Women safety is our first priority. Girls, women and senior citizens need to be alert in public places. 

“I request all to take this incident in a positive way as this awareness video can reach more people than pamphlets and educative videos,” said the police commissioner.





Earlier report

Mangaluru: Woman foils car borne robbers’ bid to snatch her bag in broad daylight

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Sep 12: A gang of men that arrived in a car tried to snatch the bag of a woman pedestrian near Upper Bendore in the city on the morning of Sunday September 12. The woman fought with one of the robbers and the public tried to catch the miscreants, but they escaped in the car.

At around 11 am, the woman was walking in front of St Agnes College gate near Upper Bendore. A gang of unknown assailants, who arrived in a car without number plate, tried to snatch her bag. The gritty woman fought with the assailants. The public who saw this rushed to the help of the woman and also tried to catch hold of the miscreants. But they managed to escape in the same car.


(Clockwise): Screengrabs from video

Hunt is on to locate the car and the miscreants. The woman also went her way and did not report the matter to the police. The police are trying to track the woman also. If she cannot be traced, a suo moto case will be filed by the police.


 

 

  

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  • Melroy C.F.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Wonderful case study of how not to conduct a drill!/////If only the CP(IPS) could have kept an open mind and re-started the “ CP phone in programme” for just 1 hr every week , he could have consulted the board members (the citizens). Exposure to better working systems helps the frog to come out of its well. Below comments from (non-IPS) citizens must be studied, solutions found and implemented by the IPS. ////real kujuma, kodial the simplest way of keeping crime in check is by increasing frequency of police patrol cars on roads..../////Ajja,Mock drill? for whom? to see how public act? ... But this mock drill should have been to see how police catch the culprits, how ..system works to catch criminals and how to make amendments in the system. Tax payer pays tax for the system. Public responsibility has some limits. Public can't do police and system work.//////Monty Dotor....... Also when a real incident occurs people might think it is a mock drill ..../////Rai-Dbx, This mock drill is a very dangerous move........../////mohan prabhu This so-called "mock drill" really mocks people's intelligence......//////Rajendra Bhat, The mock drill has given a life to real robbers,.....////Mangalurian, "Meanwhile, the public should ............ But this is a problematic advice....../////Sadanand, Kadri Wah...super.....next time real robber tries....//////James Dsouza, There was a Robbery .. next to ballal ..., A man was threatened with knife ...//////Raj – Dubai Moral of the story ... Hope it wont be like "The Shepherd Boy & the Wolf story."...../////Sarwath, Very dangerous ....////Joseph........ was conducted in the guise of saving his force from the public embarrassment.

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  • Vishu, Moodbidri

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Hats off, Sir 🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore.

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Dear Mangaluru CP, Welcome for such mock drill. Kindly request you to carryout similar type of mock drill in Mangalore -Udupi high way(Under Mangalore limits) to catch the robbers in uniform, ie: Highway police petrol. Your self find out the harassments to the public and decide. Pollution certificate with remining two days validation need to pay penalty.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Our mp also comedy king... Dk MLA s also comedian... Now policeman also doing comedy.... People getting comedy with out paying money,... Mangalore People suffering of city's unplanned construction work... There's no system planned work. Political leaders enjoying power... These who vote for religion sentiment suffering from price hike.... Still day's are going fwd.... And respected position people doing comedy is realy condemable....

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  • Allan, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Very good idea from the department,

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Video was very Depressing. Had this happened in Mumbai the Robbers would have been Lynched ...

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  • Joseph, Qatar

    Mon, Sep 13 2021

    Initially the write-up mentions the occupants in the car were miscreants but later Police Commissioner Shashi Kumar did a cover up stating that this was a mock drill ... probably the cops couldn't digest the fact that they were all labelled as "miscreants" One wonders if it was a sudden change of attitude or the mock drill was conducted in the guise of saving his force from the public embarrassment.

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  • Rajendra Bhat, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    The mock drill has given a life to real robbers, they will rob like this and we will think mock drill

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji MBBS DGO DNB, Nellore Kodyadka

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    I initially thought it was real incident Anyway I am glad that public reacted well Mangalore people are good people They shall always help people

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    This so-called "mock drill" really mocks people's intelligence. On the other hand, a real life situation would have been if there are police keeping an eye in unmarked cars in areas where there is a lot of traffic and robbers are active, to foil their attempt or to catch them as soon as they try to get away with the loot.

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  • Rai-Dxb, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    This mock drill is a very dangerous move.The motorists may panic and can cause head on collision. If any motorists try to show heroics by chasing the culprit and meets with accidents,who will be held responsible.The stunt cops with civil dress put themselves at risk, jumping into the moving vehicles. There are other ways to spread awareness. Not by putting public life in danger!!!!!!

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  • Vinay, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Good job .first of all people should know what is mock drill. Hats off to mr sashikumar sir

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  • Sarwath, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Very dangerous ..this mock drill. Unknown common people might get hurt in their mock drill. Nonsence

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  • OSWALD VAZ, THOTTAM / BAHRAIN

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    GOOD JOKE DURING CORONA SEASON.

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    This is how training happens. Good work. I wish a mock drill for molestation was held.

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  • James, M'lore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Very good suggestion

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Biggest Joker 'Potato Pappu' is enjoying life at Delhi!

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  • OSWALD VAZ, THOTTAM / BAHRAIN

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    That women never looks to be training others for self- defence. She doesn't have that Fitness.

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  • Raj - Dubai, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Moral of the story : Next time when there is real robbery, people will think its mock drill and keep quiet. Police should have not published its a mock drill. I feel For them how people respond to the incident is important rather than informing public its a mock drill Hope it wont be like "The Shepherd Boy & the Wolf story."

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  • Amith, udupi

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    if mob had caught that guy then mooku drill aathu

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    exactly

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  • Praveen, Kasargod

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Nice to read the comments again when we came to know that it's a mock drill....

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  • Ajja, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Mock drill? for whom? to see how public act? Yes, according to me public duty is to inform police quickly. Give first aid to the victim. Public responsibility is limited to moral duties. But this mock drill should have been to see how police catch the culprits, how how system works to catch criminals and how to make amendments in the system. Tax payer pays tax for the system. Public responsibility has some limits. Public can't do police and system work.

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  • James Dsouza, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    There was a Robbery at a house in the lane next to ballal garage (before Jimmy's supermarket) on Thursday night, A man was threatened with knife in front of Dwara at 9.30 pm in mallikatta, gold chain snatched from a lady on the same kadri road, was all this also a Drill? I request the police commissioner to personally check this along with ward corporator and Kadri SI and increase the police beat.

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  • Sadanand, Kadri

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Wah...super.....next time real robber tries to snatch chain people will think its mock drill and won't respond🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

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  • AFWAN, KARKALA

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Shashi kumar be like - kaisa laga mera mazaak...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    some people ran and tried to follow the car / nab the robber... some rushed to the help of the woman... one section was giving Running Commentary of the happenings...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    it is very very dangerous to carry out such kind of drills in third world countries like India where there are no road rules, no proper zebra crossings and signs..if one watches the video there were many chances of people coming under the vehicle..such mock drills should be carried out in well defined traffic roads and areas.. i know now the saffron guys will ask me to go to pakistan, afghanistan and ME countries..but not europe where I would like to go if anyone takes me..ha ha ha

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Agreed. Mock drills can cause accidents. Also when a real incident occurs people might think it is a mock drill and the accused can get away. Instead try to catch real culprits . All those who commented about the "brave" woman now look like fools.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    the simplest way of keeping crime in check is by increasing frequency of police patrol cars on roads..such a big city and we hardly see police cars making rounds..In Dubai where I lived for 20 years...patrol cars make round once in every 15 minutes..I know our state and country cannot afford such low frequency rides as personnel, vehicles are not there due to high corruption. But at least once in an hour the vehicle or once in atleast three hours should be done.. doing all these mock drills is just nonsense..

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  • Jai Hind, India

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Sula kujli tell u r appa 😉

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Mock Drill or Monkey drill. But because of this type of drill especially ladies are scared to step out. Some time they may die also because of shock. This drill for whom ,to protect from robbery or a lesson to robbers or lessonto ladies ??? .

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    while chasing a car on road, the people trying to nab the robbers might meet with accidents or cause accidents same is the case with other cars chasing this decoy car...

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Beautiful indeed... This incident became talk of town... People were wondering how cud such incident happen within the heart of city. Infact if the thieves had done so in real, it wud have been a stupid attempt as it is difficult to escape from mangalore city without crossing police checkpoint.

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  • Chimpu, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Now onwards people from mlore wont alert much to catch thieves...thinking may be Mock Drill. Why not they do drills in remote places.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    "Meanwhile, the public should rescue the victim and try to catch the accused" says the police commissioner. But this is a problematic advice. The members of the public may not be trained in safety. They could get hurt. Badly hurt. Who is going to pay for their treatment? As much as we expect the public to play a part, the participating public may end up paying too big a price. Remember the people who jump into a well to save another drowning person, and end up getting drowned.

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  • PINTO, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    It could be a mock drill but lady walking away without a police complaint conveys a wrong message.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    People, There is always 'Other side' for any story....this is a good example for that.... These types of 'Operations' are good to check the alertness of Police Force... Most of REAL Police Charge Sheets are like this only....so its very difficult to Convince a Judge to get a Conviction.... Hundred's of pages Charge sheets are written by 'Semi-Literate' Head Constable using his figments of Imaginations....most Charge Shits are copied from similar offense happened earlier in that Police Station !!!... Every Police Station need to have a Law Graduate to write these Charge sheets and revise them before Submitting it to Court....then only we could have 50% Conviction from present 5%...In western Countries Conviction rate is 95%... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Sanjay Rao, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    It was a mock drill by Police .

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Hi gulama, ittay nikk gottahina

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Shobhalatha Kateel - Very impressive name I like it ...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    peti bachavo, peti badaavo...

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  • Trevor Dsa, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    What a shame one beautiful Mangalore has now turned lawlessness. No police patrolling the streets, What a shame

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Brave woman......!!! Really jobs are increasing in Mangalore and in India........!!! These are the men who got jobs after 2014. No other jobs other than robbery, chasing cows, chasing lovers.....!!! Yesterday he was boasting GDP increasing...... Really true but Acche din and GDp rise only for robbers and cow chasing chaddis.............

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Such type of robbery attempt rare for mangalore ..unheard .. Looks like car also stolen ... Desperados and happening broad day light in a A very prominent place

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  • Valerian, Derebail

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    It's an mock drill by city police to create awareness in the people of Mangalore.😀

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  • Rai-Dxb, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    This mock drill is a very dangerous move.The motorists may panic and can cause head on collision. If any motorists try to show heroics by chasing the culprit and meets with accidents,who will be held responsible.The stunt cops with civil dress put themselves at risk, jumping into the moving vehicles. There are other ways to spread awareness. Not by putting public life in danger!!!!!!

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  • Sandy, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Problem of producing more than you can provide for

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji MBBS DGO, Nellore Kodyadka

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    The woman fought bravely . I am sure police shall catch the thief He needs to be punished well so that no one repeats this crime o

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    all over india people have come to know that land of monkeys public can be easily done away with..there is no public unity in DK and udupi at all. only in case of accidents some people help..in all other cases it will take time to unite..most of the public are like coward savarkar..

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  • Chimpu, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Pls do one mock drill on cow stealing by piece loving people.

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  • Jai Hind, India

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Kujli if you are not safe in India then why the hell are you staying here. Get lost to your stinking peacefoool country 😜🤫😝😉😂😁 kujli 💩💩💩💩💩

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    who the hell are you to ask any Indian citizen to go out of this country..kisi ka baap ka zagir nahin..kisi coward mein itna dum nahin hai ki humko bahar kare.. Jai Sri coward sava....

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  • Jai Hind, India

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Kujli mol ke kitne baaaaaaaap 😂😝😁🤫 mc booose deeekay

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  • Jai Hind, India

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Kujli mol 🧕 💩💩💩

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Brave woman. People wants easy money. Even there's no number plate this case can easily solved our Mangalore police team.

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    We have never seen before such incidents happening within mangalore city. I condemn the act and nothing can justify it. But if i analyse the reason behind such incidents happening, we all know who is responsible, the mishandling of economy.

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Enchina panpana nikke gottu..

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  • naveen marakala, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    "Malla Economist"..........

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Mbeary Dxb I don't like how You blame Modi Everytime, I have tears. Please blame BJP.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Development, growth, employment...... Nav Bharat syndrome....,

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  • Prakash, Mangaladevi, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Welcome to Naya Bharath ka "Naya Rojgaar Yojana"

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    People are resorting to Robbery because of High Inflation & Unemployment ...

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  • Thomu, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    looks like you are a supporter of this gang !!

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Unemployment is one of the biggest reason of crimes in the country.

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Night they are stealing cows and day engaged in robbery.

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  • Pinky, Shirva

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    If they are from your religion also stealing cows in night?

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Why you afraid to disclose your real identity ? Police ka dar se...

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Tuk Ko kyo mirchi laga Petta kalvayer panda..

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  • Ajay, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Hey andh bhakth. It's a mock drill by police. Don't always jump into conclusions like a monkey

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  • Chimpu, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Still wants to keep vigil in night for Petha Kalvas. For them Mock Drill wont do any differences. Are more active during Fajr..when people are in deep sleep. Really I m fed up with these people. Deva re Deva..

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