Karnataka to constitute Coastal Security Police Stations

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Mangalore, Dec 25 (UNI) Karnataka Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Shankar Bidari has said that the government was constituting five coastal security police stations in the coastal districts of Daxina Kannada, Udupi and Uttar Kannada to check illegal activities in the coastal belt.

Addressing the press persons here yesterday, he said that these police stations at a total cost of Rs 27.12 crore would be set up in Mangalore, Malpe and Bhatkal, Kumta and Karwar for which 1200 police personnel have already been sanctioned. These stations would keep strict vigil on naxal activities and on all other illegal activities including trafficking of arms, ammunition, explosives and other illegal substances.

Replying a question, Mr Bidari said that about six suspected naxalites, including three women, were in Kambattu village near Amasebail in Kundapura taluk of Udupi district yesterday. Following this combing operation had been intensified and the in-charge Police Superintendent of Udupi had visited the spot.

To another question, he said that of the 324 cases registered regarding the communal clashes occurred during October 2006, 261 cases were still pending before the court for judicial inquiry.

He said that 12 persons belonging to a Hindu organization have been arrested in Mangalore yesterday in connection with the assault on inmates inside a church here accusing them of religious conversion.

UNI

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