Puttur, July 14: Protest is inevitable to fulfill the demands; but it is regrettable that a protest demanding to trace the thieves is inevitable for the public’s, said president of Savanur Traders Association Savanur Setharama Rai.
He spoke addressing the public’s at a protest organized demanding to crack thefts taking place across Savanur and also grant for a Police Outpost for Savanur.
The bundh, road block and protest was organized at Savanur Junction under the leadership of Savanur Trader’s association, and other like-minded organizations.
This bundh was called in demand for various necessities in Savanur. Nearly 20 years ago, police patrol was done in Savanur which is not seen now. This has put the publics in confusion. The task of cracking thefts is the job of Police, but not the job of publics. In this view, this protest is organized to warn the department, he said.
Taluk Panchayat Vice-president Dinesh Medu said, Kadaba police station is 32kms away from Savanur. By the time the police from the station arrive at Savanur, the thieves reach safer places. Hence there is a need of police outpost for Savanur.
Savanur Gram Panchayat President Indira Kalluraya, Savanur Traders association General Secretary Suresh Rai Soodimullu, gram panchayat vice-president Ravi Kumar, members Abdurrazaq, Girishankara Sulaaya, former member of Gram Panchayat Sudarshan Naak Kampa, former vice-president of Gram Panchayat Rakesh Rai Kedenji, gram panchayat member M A Rafeeq, social worker Lakshmeesha Gambeera, Narashimaprasad Pangannaya, Ashraf Kasile and others spoke on the occasion and demanded a police outpost for Savanur.
As roads were blocked, traffic movement was effected.
Later the protesters submitted a memorandum to the Kadaba thashildar Lingaiah.
In the protest, Rafeek Arthikere- president of Traders Association, vice-president Karunakara Gowda, Treasurer Mohan Rai Kerekkodi, honorary advisor Sundar Rai, Auto-rickshaw drivers and publics in large numbers had participated.