Mangaluru, December 11: The city and the outskirts has returned to normal state after a series of untoward incidents.
The areas where unrest was reported earlier remained calm on Wednesday. Nine more were arrested by cops on Wednesday, raising the total count of arrests to 49, relating to recent incidents of clashes.
Related to the stabbing incident in Kavoor, two persons were taken into custody. Rural police station cops have arrested seven members related to Ulaibettu stone pelting incident. The policemen have been viewing the video clippings relating to disturbances, and the arrests were made after identifying the offenders.
On Wednesday, policemen ensured that no crowds were formed. On Tuesday night at around 8pm, the cops ensured that all the shopkeepers close their shops and diverted the people from the streets. Shopkeepers in sensitive areas were requested to shut down their shops early.
Over 250 police personnel from other districts have been deployed to check undesirable incidents. Under the lead of Puttamadaiah- Additional ASP Mandya, strict vigil has been deployed at Suratkal, Krishnapura, Chokkabettu, Ulaibettu etc areas.
A peace meet was held at Govind Das College in Suratkal on Wednesday under the leadership of Panambur ACP Ravi Kumar.
Inspector Nataraj, Sub-Inspectors such as Kumaresh, Ravishankar, traffic SI GopalaKrishna Bhat, Corporators such as GAnesh Hosabettu, Tilak Raj, Gunakara Shetty, leaders such as Shobendra Sashihitlu, Yogish Sanil Kulai, Vedamurthy I Ramananada Bhat, spiritual leaders from the Mosque’s, representatives of the Church were present in the peace meet.
In the peace meet, citizens were requested to maintain peace and harmony in the district.