Mangaluru: ADGP Alok Mohan Discusses Tight Security Arrangements For ZP and TP Elections

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Mangaluru: ADGP (Law & Order) Alok Mohan held a press meet to discuss the security arrangements undertaken for the ZP & TP elections in the Western Range at the Police Commissioner’s Office here, on February 17.

Addressing the mediapersons, ADGP Alok said, “Already the first phase of the elections have concluded in Uttar Kannada and the second phase will be held in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru districts that come under the Western Range (WR). There are 2737 polling booths in the WR of which 268 are marked as hyper-sensitive, 732 are sensitive and 1583 are normal. In Mangaluru, 42 booths are marked as hyper-sensitive, 134 sensitive and 186 are normal booths.”

He further said, “There are 164 booths that come under the naxal affected areas of which, 61 are identified in Dakshina Kannada, 64 in Udupi and 39 in Chikkamagaluru. These booths will be guarded by special armed units and Anti Naxal Force (ANF) will conduct routine combing operations in these areas. We have a strong police force with 2500 personnel and additional 3000 police personnel will be stationed with 2000 home guards and special commandos during the election phase.”

“There has been no reported issue pertaining to naxalites in the area from the past year or so; the only problem we have is with the border along Kerala state and we have had co-ordination meetings with the police of Kerala and Goa who have helped us by setting up check posts along the border. Other preventive measures include placing all habitual offenders under preventive custody. In the WR, 16 people are booked under the Goonda Act from last December, of which 3 are from Mangaluru. The number of offenders booked under the Goonda Act all over the state is around 100,” ADGP Alok said.

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Alok Mohan

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Alok Mohan

Mr. Alok Mohan is the Additional General Director of Police (A Three Star General) in Karnataka State, India, with 25 years of public service. He has held many prestigious assignments at the state, national and international levels and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Management Program as a colleague of Lew Kuan Yew.

Mr. Alok Mohan joined the elite Indian police service in 1987 at the age of 22 after completing his higher education at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. His challenging tasks in the state include working as District Superintendent of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police, State CID, Joint Police Commissioner, City of Bangalore and Inspector General of the Western Range Police, Mangalore.

Mr. Mohan headed the surveillance and surveillance wings of the urban development and energy departments in the state and was on the board of directors of the five energy distribution companies. At the national level, Mr. Mohan served as Assistant Inspector General of the Police at the Central Industrial Security Force in New Delhi and headed the operations and the internal security wing for the elite paramilitary force 90,000 more than the central government.

At the international level, Mohan led the multinational police task force of UN peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has been with British police in the prestigious “Senior Command Course” and as a companion to the prestigious “Advanced Management Program” of the Higher School of Administrative Personnel of India, visited globally renowned institutions in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland .

Mr. Alok Mohan is decorated with the prestigious President of the Meritorious Services of India Police Medal, President of the India Police Medal for Distinguished Services and UN Peace Medal.

Separate teams formed to investigate in cases of kalladka: Alok Mohan

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Alok Mohan IPS

Mangaluru: Additional General Director of Police (ADGP) for Law and Order Alok Mohan said on Friday that the police department will assess the situation on the strain hit Kalladka daily.

Speaking to the media on his arrival at the police commissioner’s office here, he said police security was strengthened in Kalladka and actions were taken to prevent such incidents. Both IGP (Western Range) P Harishekaran and SP Bhushan G Borase are camping on the site, he said.

For a specific consultation on some Right-wing organizations planning a mammoth protest rally on BC Road on June 22, ADGP said that while Section 144 is in effect until June 21, police will follow the situation further and not Will allow no one to disturb the peace.

For another query about the veracity behind blocking orders that had not fallen well with a section of the public, Alok Mohan said he asked the SP to examine the issue. He said 18 suspects were arrested in connection with the crash and the cases were reported after the incident.

He said the researchers also evaluated the video footage in connection with the death of stones followed by shock that day. Separate teams were formed to investigate the cases and all those involved in the incidents will be registered, he said.

He also exalted the confidence that normalcy will be fully restored with the majority of the general population averse to the disturbance of the social fabric. Excluding a miserable percent of society, who are deprived of castes and communal bonds and resort to imprisonment in their hands, most are against the same, he added.

On the possibilities of intelligent people who take advantage of the change in the high levels of the department that leads to such disorders in society, the ADGP discarded saying that “the system counts on the change in the heads”

Intensified action against sand mafia: Alok Mohan

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Alok Mohan

Alok Mohan, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), said Monday that police would take a more intense action against the sand mafia in the Udupi district.

Speaking to the pressurists after holding a review meeting of police officers at the District Police Office, Mohan said police had taken a serious note of the aggression and attempted to assassinate Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis, Deputy Commissioner Shilpa Nag and Accountant Kantharaj, when they raided a sand extraction site in Kandlur near Kundapur.

The police had detained seven people in this regard. As soon as Police Superintendent K.T. Balakrishna received the information about the incident, sent a team of police to the area.

To a question, she said that although Ms. Francis might have taken the police with her, she decided to make a timely visit as a good Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate.

People in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts normally respected officials. Therefore, there were no problems in the village of Halnadu, where Mrs. Francis had assaulted a sand extraction site. But it was in Kandlur that the incident of attempted murder occurred. The police had taken this matter seriously, he said.

As for other police measures, it had been decided to improve the system of expirations by having the police chiefs and police officers take care of the designated areas in the district.

Therefore, the number of blows at any police station would be equal to the number of police officers and police that had. This would help the police to develop a close relationship with people and improve community policing.

Thereafter, the police would reserve those involved in gambling and illegal sand extraction under the Goonda Act.

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

Police officers had been instructed to go to schools and colleges and interact with students to stay away from drugs, Mohan said.

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

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, 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.

He is not guilty. He is not guilty. He is not guilty. He is not guilty.

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.