Mangaluru, November 28: It has been revealed that in three coastal districts of Karnataka, namely Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada; 217 murders have taken place in the year 2014 and 2015.
This revelation was made as answer from home minister Dr G Parameshwar provided to MLC Ivan D’Souza who had raised the question in the legislative council on Friday, November 27th.
The home minister said that so far, 341 people have been arrested in the 217 murders that had taken place in the coastal districts in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, 100 murders took place for which 196 persons were arrested and 117 murders took place in 2015 for which 145 persons were arrested. Out of these murders, 1 in 2014 and 3 in 2015 were related to underworld activities and all these 4 murders had taken place in Mangaluru city. In Dakshina Kannada, 6 immoral rowdyism cases have been registered from 2014 till date.
The minister said, pertaining to the gang wars, the police department relies heavily on intelligence and warns the concerned persons after identifying them. Police have been asked to increase night patrol to maintain better law and order. Co-operation from public is needed to control immoral rowdyism. Publics should help to keep the anti- social elements away from society and come forward to register cases against them, said the Minister.