Tight Security During Tipu Jayanti Celebrations – SP Borase
Mangaluru: All measures have been taken to maintain law and order in the district during the Tipu Jayanti celebrations. We will open 50 check posts in the district and all vehicles will be checked”, said SP Bhushan Borase in a press meet held at his office.
SP Bhushan also said, “We will take all measures to see that miscreants from outside the district will not come here and create problems. There may be chances that people from Kodagu and nearby districts will come here and create problems. To prevent such incidents we have taken necessary measures. Those who were involved in creating violence last year during the Tipu Jayanti will have to sign a bond of Rs 10 lakh under the preventive section.”
Borase further said, “Last year the special police force was in Mangaluru for a month, with the CRPC 144 in force. Police from Udupi Chikkamagaluru, Karwar and other districts were also in Mangaluru and almost 1500 police were deployed to maintain law and order. We will hold responsible those who involved in communal violence last year for any violence during Tipu Jayanti”.
We will submit a report to the executive magistrate on cases filed last year against those involved in violence to issue a notice and obtain a bond from them so that they will not get involved in any criminal activity.
When questioned on what action will be taken if those persons will not sign the bond, Borase said, “If any of the noted persons refuse to sign the bond, we will prepare a report and the executive magistrate has the power to take action against such persons and send them to jail.
SP Borase also said, “All the checkposts will have cameras which will be monitored by the police. We are also monitoring the movement of the people. We have taken all the measures and I hope the last year incident will not repeat again. I have called many meetings and covered many areas where the people are supporting us, I will also cover all sensitive areas and meet the people before November 10. People were unhappy about the 108 section but after convincing them about the crime rate they have understood the need for it. We are not targeting any particular person or section, as responsible citizens all of us have the responsibility to maintain peace in the society”.
When asked about erecting hoardings about the celebrations, Borase said, “To be on the safer side we have requested the people not to erect hoardings but on November 9 and 10 we have given permission to put banners. Police will take necessary information of persons who wants to put up banners. Only limited places will be given permission to erect hoardings. On November 10,evening all the banners should be removed. Our aim is to avoid any communal violence in our district.”