Mangaluru, Jun 16: The Karnataka government is viewing seriously the clash between two groups in Kalladka on June 13, when prohibitory orders were in force. Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order) Alok Mohan has said that all those who indulged in violence will be booked.
Speaking to media on his arrival at police commissioner’s office here, he said police security has been beefed up at Kalladka and action has been taken to prevent such incidents. Both IGP (Western range) P Harishekaran and SP Bhushan G Borase are camping at the spot, he said.
To a particular query on some Right Wing organisations planning for a mammoth protest meeting at B C Road on June 22, the ADGP said while Section 144 is in force till June 21, the police will monitor the situation further and will not allow anybody to disturb peace.
To another query on the veracity behind clamping prohibitory orders that had not gone down well with a section of the public, Alok Mohan said that he has asked SP to examine the issue. He said 18 suspects have been arrested in connection with the clash and cases have been registered after the incident.
He said the investigators have also assessed the video footage in connection with the pelting of stones followed by clash on that day. Separate teams have been formed to probe into the cases and all involved in the incidents will be booked, he said.
He also exuded confidence that normalcy will be fully restored with a majority of the populace in general averse to disturbance of social fabric. Barring a measly one per cent of the society, who are devoid of caste and communal bindings and resort to takelaw into their hands, majority are against the same, he added.
On the possibilities of lumpen minded people taking advantage of change in top echelons in the department leading to such disturbances in the society, ADGP brushed it aside saying ‘system counts over change in heads’.
On the suspension of three policemen on Thursday after Hindu Jagarana Vedike leader Rathnakar Shetty, an accused in the clash on June 13, left the private hospital to return a few hours later, Mr. Mohan said, “Superintendent of Police is the best judge of who is right and who is wrong and he knows what’s the duty assigned (to those personnel). It’s necessary for police to follow orders of the superiors,” he said.
Normalcy will be fully restored in Kalladka soon, assures ADGP