Bajrang Dal rowdy Bhuvith Shetty among two held for murder of Harish Poojary

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November 19, 2015

Mangaluru, Nov 19: In a shocking revelation, it was found that the murder of Harish Poojary in Bantwal was largely a case of mistaken identity, and the perpetrators of the crime intended to cause harm or take the lives of the victims without any apparent motive, for the sole reason that they belonged to the minority community.

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Addressing media persons in the city on Thursday, IGP (Western Range) Amrit Paul said that Dakshina Kannada police had arrested two accused in connection with the murder of Harish and murder attempt on his friend Sameeullah at Halegetu in Bantwal Rural police station limits, while three more accused were still at large.

The police have arrested Bajrang Dal leader and rowdy-sheeter Bhuvith Shetty (25) and his associate Achyuta (28), near Mani village in Bantwal taluk on Thursday morning.

Bhuvith Shetty had been arrested and released by Bantwal police in August this year after he threatened to assassinate rationalist thinker Prof KS Bhagavan.

Police have confirmed that both the arrested belong to a Hindutva outfit. On prima facie, it appears that the murder was committed without a motive, for the sole purpose of creating a communally tensed atmosphere by committing the murder of a person belonging to the minority community.

During interrogation, it was revealed that the accused targeted Harish and Sameeullah as a reaction to the clashes that erupted over Tipu Jayanti celebration in Madikeri and Bantwal, he said, adding that the victims were targeted by the accused at random believing that both were Muslims.

However, the intention was clear that the accused wanted to commit an innocent person at random, he told mediapersons.

Mr Paul said that the police department had been proposing invoking the Goonda Act on rowdy-sheeter Bhuvith Shetty, which would be invoked after this incident. Previously, the accused Bhuvith had three cases against him under charges of attempt to murder and criminal intimidation, while Achyuth had two cases against him under the same charges.

In connection with the murder-assault of Harish and Sameeullah, the accused have been booked under IPC sections 341, 324, 307, 302 and others, he informed.

It could be recalled here that Harish Poojary and his friend Sameeullah were attacked by the miscreants with lethal weapons on November 12 at Manihalli in Bantwal taluk hours after Sangh Parivar activists tried to disrupt peace by pelting stones at SDPI protesters in BC Road. Harish died soon after the attack and Sameeullah is still recuperating at a hospital.

Clashes: 29 accused arrested in five cases

DK Superintendent of Police Dr S D Sharanappa said that a total of 29 accused had been arrested in five cases in Dakshina Kannada district in connection with stone-pelting in Bantwal town, murder of Harish in Bantwal taluk, stone pelting on a police personnel in Kadaba limits in Puttur taluk and assault on two youth in Uppinangady.

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July 6,2024

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Mangaluru International Airport has commenced international cargo operations from its integrated cargo terminal with flight IX 815 ferrying 2,522 kgs of fruits and vegetables to Abu Dhabi, officials said on Saturday, July 6.

The formal launch was done on Friday, in the presence of the AAHL Cargo team, the leadership team of the Mangaluru International Airport as well as representatives from Customs, Airlines - IndiGo and Air India Express - and Airport Security Group of CISF, they said.

This much anticipated development comes a little over a year after the airport started domestic cargo operations on May 1, 2023, officials said.

According to officials, the Commissioner of Customs on May 10 this year had appointed the airport as Custodian as well as a Customs Cargo Service Provider, green signaling the start of international cargo operations.

Working with regulatory authorities and airline partners, the airport, in the interim, vigorously pursued its status as Customs Cargo Service.

The start of international cargo operations will enable exporters from coastal Karnataka and Kerala and the hinterland to export perishables such as fresh fruits and vegetables, food, machine parts, textiles, shoes, tropical fish, frozen and dry fish, plastic coloring material and ship parts (propeller) in the form of belly cargo.

IndiGo and Air India Express with their connectivity will enable exporters to send cargo to Dubai, Doha, Dammam, Kuwait, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain.

On the domestic cargo front, the airport has done well in handling 3706.02 tonne of cargo in the first 11 months of its operation from May 1, 2023, during the financial year 2024-25.

The total domestic cargo handled included 279.21 tonne of inbound and 3426.8 tonne of outbound cargo. Interestingly, 95 per cent of the outbound domestic cargo was post-office mail, consisting of bank and UIDAI related documents such as credit/debit and Aadhaar cards, officials said.

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July 7,2024

Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada district recorded 300 infant deaths between the time of birth and one year of age, with an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 10.3 in 2023-24.

According to health and family welfare department statistics, out of 29,027 live births, 180 boy and 120 girl infants died between April 2023 and March 2024.

Meanwhile, 10 pregnant women died, recording a maternal mortality rate (MMR) of 34.4 in the district in 2023-24.

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June 28,2024

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A day after a Vokkaliga seer publicly urged Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to step down in favour of his deputy D K Shivakumar, a prominent seer from the dominant Veerashaiva-Lingayat community on Friday called for ministers from his community to be considered if there is a change in the CM post.

Channasiddharam Swamiji of Srishail Peetham stated that if the Congress decides to change the state chief minister or create additional deputy chief minister positions, preference should be given to legislators from the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community.

Speaking to reporters at Yadur village in Chikkodi taluk, the seer emphasized that people from the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community have voted for Congress in large numbers.

"If the Congress wants to change the chief minister or create more deputy chief minister posts, community members like M B Patil, Ishwar Khandre, S S Mallikarjun, and veteran Shamnur Shivashankarappa should be considered. During the government formation, Veerashaiva-Lingayat votes were decisive. Therefore, Veerashaiva-Lingayat ministers should be given priority and their experience utilized. I urge that they be given an opportunity," he said.

Talks in this regard have been held with Kashi, Ujjani, and other seers of Panchapeethas, and there is an understanding about the chief minister's post within the Congress. The grand old party should walk the talk, he added.

On Thursday, Vishwa Vokkaliga Mahasamastana Math seer Kumara Chandrashekaranatha Swamiji had raised the pitch for Shivakumar as CM during the Kempegowda Jayanti event, which commemorates the birth anniversary of Bengaluru's founder, in the presence of both Siddaramaiah and the deputy chief minister on the dais.

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