Mangaluru:‘CM Bommai should have met families of murder victims’

Source: DHNS | Published on 31st July 2022, 6:53 AM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai should have visited the families of Masood and Fazil who lost their lives in the attacks by assailants, members, who attended the peace committee meeting, stressed on Saturday.

Equal compensation should have been distributed to each of deceased families, the participants urged.

The participants felt that by handing over the Praveen Nettaru’s murder case to NIA, the capabilities of local police was under suspicion. Two officers, who resorted to lathi charge in Bellare, had been transferred and this would bring down the morale of police officers, they said.

Many members said that the timings of the closure of shops and business establishments should be revised. “Shops should be closed after 8 pm and not after 6 pm,” they stressed.

Educational institutions, hospitals and tourism industries are being hit due to the communal violence in the district, the members said.

‘Beat Committees to be strengthened’

The members present in the meeting felt that many police were from other districts and thus lacked understanding of local languages like Tulu, Beary, Konkani and other languages have become  bigger obstacles in gathering intelligence.

Deputy Commissioner Dr Rajendra K V later told reporters that a series of peace meetings will be held in the district in the coming days.

A meeting of elected representatives will be held next week. The meeting was attended by a large number of people from various communities. The issue of Muslim leaders, not attending the meeting, will also be looked into and another meeting will be arranged.

ADGP Alok Kumar said the beat committee, Mohalla committee and peace committee at the station level will be strengthened.

“Meetings will be held at regular intervals to strengthen the bonding with people. Meetings will also be held in sensitive areas to instill confidence in people. The participants have urged police to address issue of drugs and ganja,’’ he said.

The ADGP, responding to a query, said that action will be taken against those who had neglected their duties.

Jurisdictional officers will be held accountable for intelligence inputs and public relation. On the directions of the chief minister, check posts had been set up at border areas, he said.

KSRP platoons had been deployed at strategic locations to prevent any untoward incidents. IGP (western range) Devjyothi Ray, Commissioner of Police N Shashi Kumar, DK SP Rishikesh Sonawane among others were also present.

Read These Next