Mangaluru: Western Range IGP Alok Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Rajendra K. V. and Police Commissioner N. Shashi Kumar held a peace committe meeting in City on Saturday July 30. Leaders from various religious and political parties participated.
The participants raised a point stating that peace committee meetings should be done in Sullia, Puttur, Bellare and other local places too. Also the participants stressed that Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai should have visited all the 3 murder case victims’ family. The issue of equal compensation for each of the deceased families was also brought up.
An appeal was made to be booked under relavent provisions of law on whoever gives provocative speeches. Further, that the media should be addressed through their regulatory agencies not to publish half baked or at times completly irrelavent news, they added.
It was also discussed that anti-social elements of all parties, while taking necessary legal action the parents of each of then are to be engaged. Also that as large number of Muslim organisations and leaders have not participated, so another meeting involving every one has to be arranged, it was told.
A concern was also raised as the two officers who undertook lathi-charge in Bellare have been transferred which may bring down morale of police officers in taking firm action. It was appealed that local media and web portals and other important mass media platforms raising emotions are to be called and adviced not to cross the line.
The other discussions were in police recruitment largely from North Karnataka and outside the Dakshina Kannada people are getting selected. Not knowing Tulu, Beary, Konkani and other languages has become a obstacle in extraction of intelligence, they informed and added that besides accused those who are involved in conspiracy and support to accused by various means are also to be brought to books. It was also discussed that by handing over the case to NIA capabilities of the local police is being questioned and that the local police to be allowed to continue with the investigation. Liquor, drugs influence among the misled youth is to be addressed, it was further appealed. Also there was a suggestion that facilities available in the jails to accused is to be tightened.
The participants said that educational institutions, hospitals and hospitality institutions and tourism industry are being affected badly because of communal incidents. Also they urged that illegal activities are to be prevented. While imposing CrPc 144 prohibitory orders atleast should be modified after 8.00 pm rather than having it from 6 pm, it was suggested. Banning of social media at times of crisis, and action on conspirators of any incidents should be seriously thought about it was told. It was also suggested that private bus and autorickshaw associations interests to be coordinated while imposing 144 CrPc and that the activity of hookah bar, pubs substance abuse etc. to be controlled.
Finally, it was informed that Beat Committee, Mohalla Committee, and Youth Committee to be formed and held for continuous engagement. It will be in action for one month.
It was also urged that informants information be protected with utmost priority. Jurisdictional officers to be held accountable for the intelligence collection and public relation, the police officers said.
Social media monitoring to be done and necessary legal action to be taken, it was discussed.