Stating that the police have definite leads about the assailants of RSS activist.


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Alok Mohan


Sharath Madiwala who died on July 7, Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order) Alok Mohan on Wednesday said the culprits would be arrested soon.

He was speaking to reporters after reviewing the law and order situation in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, which has been witnessing communal disturbances since May 26. Mr. Mohan said the police with the help of the public were able to restore peace in the taluk After the stone-pelting incident during Sharath’s funeral procession on Saturday.

There was no Intelligence failure about stone-pelting as the police thought those leading the procession would control the mob, Mr. Mohan said. The police concluded that those in the procession initiated stone-pelting, the ADGP said the investigation was still on. As of now, 17 people have been arrested since May 26, he said.

Asked about Facebook page that continues to spread hate messages for over a year even after the police recommendation to block it, Mr. Mohan said the police would follow up with Facebook authorities.

Helmed imposing Section 144 in Dakshina Kannada except Mangaluru City Police Commissioner saying that it did not affect public life.

Drug menace

The police are equally concerned about the rampant sale and use of drugs in the district and would take every measure to curb the menace, the ADGP said.

BJP will not attend meet.

Meanwhile, the BJP has decided to stay away from a meeting of elected representatives and religious leaders called by district in-charge Minister B. Ramanath Rai here on Thursday.

Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, told the press that the boycott follows the government’s failure to arrest murderers of Sharath. He alleged that Mr. Rai was responsible for the communal troubles.

Separately, former Congress leader Harikrishna Bantwal sought shifting of the SP office to Puttur from Mangaluru for better policing of the district. Since Mangaluru taluk is under Commissionerate, the SP’s office need not be located in the city, he said.

Minister visits family

Meanwhile, Mr. Rai on Wednesday visited the residence of Sharath and met his fatherTaniyappa Madiwala.

Innocents will not be arrested, says ADGP Alok Mohan

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Alok Mohan

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Alok Mohan, Chief of Police (Law and Order), visited the Bantwal police station on June 15, after the recent riots in Kalladka. He assured on the occasion that no innocent person will be arrested.

Speaking to reporters after examining files at the station, the ADGP said that there should be no room for disruption of peace in Kalladka frequently. Disturbing elements must be identified and action must be taken against them, he added.

Referring to the arguments of relatives of a few detainees in connection with the recent confrontation that they were innocent, he said that it would be noted and verified. The culprits behind the recent disturbances will not be forgiven, he reiterated.

The ADGP also referred to social media messages aimed at disrupting harmony and added that the SP would initiate a severe action against the culprits.

As for rumors that a wounded and accused in the clash escaping from the hospital, he said that local police would look into the issue and initiate necessary actions.

IGP Harishekharan, Bhushan G Borase, additional SP Vedamurthi, DySP C R Ravish and Bantwal police officers were present.

Funeral procession was allowed assuming leaders would prevent untoward incidents: Alok Mohan


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Alok Mohan

The chief of police (law and order), Alok Mohan, said Wednesday that there was no intelligence failure to predict the launch of stones in the city of Bc. Road on Saturday and in fact, police thought leaders in Sharath’s funeral procession would avoid unpleasant incidents.

When asked if the police had come to the conclusion that those in the procession began throwing stones, he clarified that the investigation was still ongoing and that police are verifying all visual recordings. Cases were filed against some leaders who should have ensured order in the procession, Mohan said.

Speaking to reporters here after reviewing the situation of law and order in Bantwal taluk, Mr. Mohan answered a question about allowing the funeral procession during a tense situation and when the prohibition orders were in force. When asked about the BJP’s allegations that the police have been attacking the Sangh Parivar leaders by reserving cases against them to silence them, Mr. Mohan said that the charges would be filed only after a thorough investigation.

He also said that if there was a police ruling in anticipating or slowing down problems, action would be taken against the officials involved.

Regarding the delay in the detention of Sharath’s aggressors, Mr. Mohan said that the police have definite clues and that he would be arrested soon. Each case was different and required its own time frame to reach a conclusion; Some cases are detected in a couple of days and others could take months, he said.

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Meanwhile, he has sent out a strong message to rumor mongers in the social media saying that the police would act against those spreading false information, particularly with regard to any crime. Bantwal is peaceful after Saturday’s incident due to cooperation from the general public, he said. Mr. Mohan justified the continuation of prohibitory orders imposed under Section 144 of Cr.PC in the rest of Dakshina Kannada except Mangaluru City Police Commissioner limits. It is to ensure that there was no further trouble. Prohibitory orders would not affect normal life, I have added. Inspector-General of Police (Western Range) P. Harishekaran, Police Commissioner T.R. Suresh and Superintendent of Police C.H. Sudheer Kumar Reddy were present.


ADGP Alok Mohan arrested 17 youth in the district


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Alok Mohan

The police have been doing well in arresting 17 suspects in relation to the collective violent behavior held in Dakshina Kannada, Mangalore

The police force have arrested 17 personnel in association with the recent incidents of communal violent behavior in the district on Wednesday, said Alok Mohan ADGP

Addressing a medium here, ADGP Alok Mohan confirmed on the arrest and said that all are locals, and not from Kerala as suspected by some.

“From past two days the circumstances is usual and no event of communal violent behavior has taken place. Two stabbing incidents that happened in Ullal and Uppinangady were merely on individual personal issues and nothing more. We are functioning on bringing in the circumstances back to normalcy and the public are cooperating on the same,” he said.

When asked on the raids conducted by the mayor,ADGP said that the Police will help and sustain the mayor as it is for the betterment of the society.

He further asked the public to help the police by informing them on drug peddlers and any other unlawful activities occurring in the district.

Alok Mohan ADGP

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Alok Mohan, Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order), said on Monday that the police would take more intensified action not in favor of sand mafia in Udupi district.

Addressing presspersons after holding a evaluation meeting of police officers at the District Police Office here, Mr. Mohan said that the police had taken a serious note of the physical attack and attempt to murder Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis, Assistant Commissioner Shilpa Nag and Village Accountant Kantharaj, when they conducted a raid on a sand removal site at Kandlur near Kundapur.

The police had arrested seven people in this link. As soon as Superintendent of Police K.T. Balakrishna received the details about the occurrence, he dispatched a team of policemen to the area.

To a query, he said that though Ms. Francis could have taken the police with her, she decided to do a spot visit herself as a good Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate would.

Normally people in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts appreciated officials. Hence, there were no issues in Halnadu village, where Ms. Francis had raided a sand extraction site. But it was in Kandlur that the incident of attempt of murder took place. The police had taken this matter critically, he said.

As regards other policing measures, it had been decided to improve the beat system by making the head constables and police constables in charge of designated areas in the district.

Hence, the number of beats in any police station would be equal to the number of head and police constables it had. This would help the constables develop close relation with the people and improve community policing.

Henceforth, the police would book those concerned in gambling and illegal sand extraction under the Goonda Act.

Drop boxes would be kept in schools and colleges so that students could lodge their complaints without writing their names.

Police officers had been instructed to go to schools and colleges and interact with students so that they kept away from drugs, Mr. Mohan said.

Mr. Balakrishna (Superintendent of Police) and N. Vishnuvardhana, Additional Superintendent of Police, were present.


Transparent probe was conducted into Kalladka clash: ADGP

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Alok Mohan

CCTV footages would be investigated and action taken against police staff if it was found that there was negligence of duty on their part, Karnataka Additional Director General of Police Alok Mohan told journalists at Bantwal after visiting Kalladka.

The ADGP also warned that strict action would be taken against folks and groups who tried to foment difficulty by spreading rumors on the social media.

The police would take efficient steps to check recurrence of such incidents, he said and wanted the people to co-operate with the department to sustain law and order.

A gathering of police officials was also held, which was attended by Inspector General of Police (Western Range) Harisekharan, Superintendent of Police Bhushan G Borase and new top police officials to monitor the state of affairs in Bantwal.

Meanwhile, all the 18 persons arrested in connection with the aggressive incidents were formed before the court and remanded to judicial custody.

People belonging two communities had clashed at Kalladka on Tuesday evening after the stabbing of Hindu Jagarana Vedike district president Ratnakar Shetty and another person, leading to prohibitory orders being obligatory.


Udupi: Attack on DC a serious issue assures action, says ADGP Alok Mohan

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Alok Mohan ADGP
“The attack previously on the (DC) and the (AC) throughout raid on illegal sand mining was a very severe issue. This situation shouldn’t have occurred in an educated district like Udupi,” said (ADGP) Alok Mohan.
He was responding to a subject on the attack on deputy commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis and assistant commissioner Shilpa Nag during the raid on illegal sand mining units in service in Kundapur taluk, in a press meet on Monday, April 3.
“The DC was believed to inform task force committee members like SP, RTO, tahsildar, ZP CEO and much more. As the DC and AC tried to do it on their own, the violent crowd attacked them. The accused will be punished,” he added.
To a problem on political power or force on police in the case, ADGP Mohan said, “We are government officials, but the law does not distinguish on caste, society or political affairs.”
DC Priyanka Mary Francis said, “We have learned a lesson. Next time we will go with all defensive measures. A gathering of the task force committee members has been called and we will take sturdy action. We feared that the information concerning the raid would be leaked through other task force members. If we had taken preventive measures, we would have been better ready to face the state of affairs.
“Any task force associate can register a grievance willingly against illegal activities without informing any other member. Action will be taken soon after the misdemeanor,” she added.
Superintendent of police of Udupi district K T Balakrishna said, “We are managing the case effectively. Seven have been under arrest and there are six people more who were concerned in the act, according to DC.”