Udupi: Strong vigil in force on communal violence – DG&IGP Om Prakash

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Udupi: A strong vigil is in force on sources which invoke communal violence in the society said Om Prakash, Director General and Inspector General of Police. He was addressing a press meet at the Coastal Security Police Office, Malpe here on April 8.

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Police are accessing data on social media which intends to provoke communal violence. Action will be taken on such users after analyzing the data. There is zero tolerance over moral policing and strict action will be taken on those who take the law in their hands. The naxal activity is Zero in the State. Necessary changes have been introduced in the police department by analyzing the needs to tackle crimes and entrust security and justice to the people. The police officers are educated on the law formulated to ensure safety to the women. The police department is initiating strict measures to control the rising atrocities and crimes on women. 8000 police personnel will be recruited to fill in vacant posts in the police stations, he added.

The IGP felicitated fisherman who had rescued a naval officer drowning in the sea after the Dornier 240 plane had crashed in the Karnataka-Goa sea border. Commander Nikhil Joshi, INS Hams was rescued by fisherman Mahadev Sukru Harikantra, Vishwanath Narayana Harikantra, Yadav Moger, Rajesh Suresh Harikantra, Vishnu Sukru Harikantra, Premanand Hanuman Harikantra and Somayya Babba Harikantra.

The fisherman had rescued Commander Nikhil after hearing and following his voice in the deep sea. The fisherman hail from Uttarkannada. A cheque of rupees 10,000 was given to the fisherman and their name will be recommended for the Prime Ministers Medal said DGP Om Prakash.

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