Another incident of assault on three individuals, Safwan, Nizam and Saleem was reported on April 26. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to probe the incidents. The SIT consists of Police Inspector (PI) from Konaje Police Station, PI from Panambur Police Station, PI CCB and ACP South.
“As a precautionary measure, Section 144 was imposed for 7 days in the Ullal Police Station limits on April 26 from 6 pm,” Chandra Sekhar said. Section 144 restricts groups of more than five individuals, no processions can be held, weapons and arms are banned, a ban on explosives, ban on the display of statue or mortal remains of a person.
“10 KSRP platoons, 5 ASPs, 8 Inspectors, 6 SIs, 10 ASIs and 260 police personnel are deployed to restore order in the region,” he added.
Speaking about the Baliga murder case Chandra Sekhar said, “Accused Naresh Shenoy had applied for an anticipatory bail and we have moved an application seeking bail denial. Further investigations are on to bring the culprits to book.”
On efforts to tackle Ganja menace, Chandra Sekhar said, “We are pressed into action to stop this menace. We have identified around 35 boys who are addicted to Ganja. They are currently undergoing de-addiction at rehabilitation centres.”
“In places of unrest, we have decided to use CCTV cameras as a deterrent to violent activities. We have identified certain locations and tenders are already been floated. We will also take steps to recruit police personnel and fill any vacant positions,” he added.
DCP Shantharaj and DCP Dr Sanjeev Patil were also present.