Report and pics by Alok S
Mangalore: The SC-ST grievances meet of the city police commissionerate was held in the Commissioner's office here on Sunday, June 24.
Several cases were brought to the attention of the commissioner, including allegations of false cases lodged against the Dalits. DSS leader Sadashiva Urwastores brought to notice of the police that many tipper truck drivers are unlicensed as they learn driving after joining as cleaners.
"These drivers tend to drive recklessly and have resulted in deaths of many youngsters riding two-wheelers" he said. He was given an assurance that the traffic department would look into the matter.
Another complaint that shot up was regarding the stopping of the city buses near Karavali circle closer to the circle instead of stopping them at the proper bus stop. This has caused a few accidents in the past, the complainant said. The police promised to look into the matter.
A complaint regarding a goon carrying on illegal activities at Chembugudde in Ullal was brought up where 3 swords were seized by the police. The complainant alleged that the police were not keen in investigating the case, to which an officer in the panel replied that it was not within the law to a case for possession of swords as there was no such law that terms mere possession of such arms illegal.
DSS Leader S P Anand brought to the notice of the media, a book titled 'Purusha Prakasham' which has offended the Dalits by using it as a mark of disrespect to refer to them. "We are against the person who has used the term to refer to the Dalits," he protested and demanded action to be taken.
Police Commissioner Seemant Kumar Singh, DCP M Muthuraya, DySP G.V. Subramanyam and other police officers were also present.