Mangaluru: “In Dakshina Kannada district, the law and order situation is under control. No untoward incidents have taken place in the last 24 hours. We have taken all the measures to maintain peace in the district,” stated Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim in a press note released here, on November 15.
The note also stated that the imposed Section 144 would be relaxed on November 15 night. In some places tight security has been maintained and will continue for sometime, while protests, jathas, public gatherings, rasta roko and other public programmes have been banned till November 20. Permission should be sought for emergency meetings from the DC, which will be reviewed by the district administration and permission granted accordingly.
On November 15, DC Ibrahim visited the hospitals in Mangaluru and Puttur and met the injured.
Additional police force has been brought to the district to strengthen the security. On November 15, the Rapid Action Force held a route march in Ullal area. Police force from other districts has also been called. The Karnataka Industrial Security Force and 10 KSRP platoons have also arrived to Mangaluru.
Along with the police department, the revenue department is also monitoring the Law and Order situation in the district. Funds will be sanctioned to the police department to install CCTV cameras in sensitive areas of the district.
From the past two days, life has returned to normal in the district and no untoward incidents were reported, except for some minor incidents that took place during night time in some areas. DC Ibrahim has requested the people to avoid travel during the night. Special check posts have been set up and the police are monitoring all vehicles as well as outsiders entering the district.
Six persons were injured in clashes, and one of them has been discharged from the hospital. The district administration will pay the medical expenses of the injured. People of the district should join hands with the district administration to maintain peace and harmony in the district.