Coastal security police stations to be set up in K'taka

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Mangalore, Dec 25 (UNI) The Karnataka government will set up five coastal security police stations in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttar Kannada to check illegal activities, State Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Shankar Bidari said.

The proposed police stations would be set up at a cost of Rs 27.12 crore in coastal Mangalore, Malpe, Bhatkal, Kumta and Karwar, he told reporters here yesterday.

He said the government had already sanctioned 1,200 police personnel for manning these stations to keep a strict vigil on naxal activities, smuggling of firearms, explosives and other illegal substances.

Mr Bidari said combing operation were intensified following information that six suspected naxalities, including three women were moving in Kambattur village near Amasebail in Kundapura taluk of Udupi district.

Replying to a question, he said of the 324 cases registered in connection with communal clashes that took place in October 2006, 261 cases were still pending before the Court.

He said 12 persons were arrested in Mangalore yesterday in connection with the assault on inmates inside a church here.

UNI

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