Beltangaday: The DK police administration is reported set out to have a full-fledged police station in Dharmasthala in about 15 days.
The state government has given its approval for immediate appointment of staff. To begin with, it will function from a rented building belonging to the panchayat. After a suitable land is identified, its own premises would be constructed. Two police sub-inspectors, two assistant SIs, ten headconstables and 30 constables will be in the staff.
In spite of a large movement of population to and from Dharmasthala, the temple town had only an outpost. A large number of deaths, many in suspicious circumstances, have taken place around this place over the past ten years. All these were being handled by the Beltangady police station. This station has the most dubious reputation of highest number of crimes in its books.
The new police station is likely to be named Beltangady rural station. The villages of Dharmasthala, Puduvettu, Neria, Chibidre, Charmadi, Totattadi, Mundaje and Kalmanja, which are currently under Beltangady limits, and Nidle,, Kalanja, Patrame, Kokkada, Shishila, Shibaje, Hatyadka and Rekhya, which are now under the purview of Uppinangady station, would soon under the jurisdiction of the new rural police station. The police checkpost at Charmadi is likely to be upgraded as an outpost, to function under the new station.
Similarly, 45 personnel have been approved for the traffic police station in Bantwal. Two PSIs, two ASIs, ten HCs, 30 constables and two drivers are among them.