Udupi: Police caning on Koraga community - Home minister assures of COD probe

Silvester D'Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Jan 1: “I am pained by the way the police department dealt with the Koraga community at Kota during a Mehendi programme. This case will be handed over to COD. In addition, all those who got assaulted by police will be given Rs two lac from the government,” said home minister Araga Jnanendra.

Araga visited the house of Rajesh, who was assaulted by police at Kotathattu Koraga colony and consoled the family members.

Jnanendra further said, “There is no need for anyone to get scared. PSI is suspended already in this case. Others are also transferred. Action will be taken on them during the investigation. It seems that the complaint filed by the police is false. So there is no need for any of the family members of Rajesh to get scared. The government is with you people.

“The sub inspector of Kota police station did not bring the incident that occurred on the night of December 27 to the notice of higher officials. As he acted as he was supreme, the situation went from bad to worse. The police system is there in place to control the outlaws and maintain peace in society. Police themselves should not behave like rowdies. There are one lac policemen in the state. They are always ready to protect people. Amongst them some officers like Kota sub inspector will be there. The government is going to take action on him.

“I have also grown up with the Koraga community. I used to carry gunny bags on my back along with Koraga community people. I know their plight. The innocent community, which is at the lowest rung of the society rarely does this kind of Mehendi programme. This incident has caused pain to the community and shocked the family. The government will give Rs two lac compensation to those who have been assaulted by the police on that day," he said.

Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary said, “Today, the government itself has come to the doorstep of Koragas. The government is committed to provide justice to the family. I will speak about this issue with the chief minister again. Leaders of the Koraga community and women shared their pain with the minister. The home minister congratulated the newlywed couple.

Deputy commissioner Kurma Rao M, SP Vishnuvardhan, vice president of food and civil supplies corporation Kiran Kumar Kodgi, gram panchayat president of Kotathattu Ashwini Dinesha, Saligram town panchayat president Sulatha Hegde and local leaders were present.

















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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 02 2022

    Constituencies that are important politically to the BJP get justice. Other communities have to suffer injustice.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 02 2022

    The damage is already done. Can you ever change the police culture in India? Now it’s only PR and vote bank. Poor guys are made to shut up.

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  • JNB, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 01 2022

    This is what happens when police impress Sanghies , BJP RSS beyond their capacity.

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  • Ananda N, Mangaluru

    Sat, Jan 01 2022

    Will the police also be labelled anti-nationals. For they might not have played according to the tune of criminals!

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 01 2022

    Government is going to order COD probe. I am having full confidence with SP Vishnu will give the exact actual situation of that day incident.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 01 2022

    I am of da opinion dat citizens of dis country are not superior in front of law. law breakers must b punished. law enforcement personnel have no right 2 beat any citizens except in self defense. police personnel can file f.i.r. against da lawbreakers.

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Sat, Jan 01 2022

    Good gesture of BJP govt...

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