Bantwal, December 5: In order to maintain peace and order in the district, people should join hands with the police, said the district Superintendent of Police Dr SD Sharanappa.
He was speaking at meet the press programme organized as part of the silver jubilee celebrations of Bantwal taluk working journalists’ association here on Friday, December 4th. We should take special initiative to see to it that Dakshina Kannada district which is known to be communally sensitive, has to be turned into a place that would be known for communal harmony in the next three years. Youth should be guided in right path, he said.
During unrest, the role of media is very important. They should convey the right message to the people. A reform can be brought out when all join hands, he said.
Speaking about the Naxal menace, he said, as many as 28 villages in the district are Naxal-affected. Except a visit to a house in Beltangady in June this year, Naxal activities were not found anywhere else. The police department has kept a close watch on their activities, he said.
He said, Police department is facing shortage of staff and we have asked the government for 323 additional staff.
On this occasion, he also released press stickers by the Bantwal police sub division for working journalists’ associations of Bantwal and Beltangady.
Association president Mounesh Vishwakarma welcomed while Silver jubilee celebration committee chief secretary Sandeep Salian proposed the vote of thanks. Gopala Anchan, Press Club secretary compeered the programme.
Puttur ASP Rishyanth, Bantwal acting ASP Bhaskar Rai, district working journalists’ association chief secretary Srinivasa Nayak Indaje, Beltangady taluk working journalists’ association chief secretary Bhuvanesh Gerukatte, silver jubilee celebration committee president Ibrahim Adkasthala, were present among others on this occasion.