Mangaluru, Apr 15, 2017: The Mangaluru and the Dakshina Kannada police are said to have shown up on their respective websites, the details of police personnel posted to different areas as part of the revised system of police beat. While details of the city police can be seen at www.mangalorecitypolice.com, information about the Dakshina Kannada police is available at www.dkpolice.in
To take the police closer to people, the Karnataka police, reintroduced from April 1, the “village beat” system where one police constable will be in charge of affairs in a particular area. He or she will act as the Police Sub Inspector of the area and deal with all matters, including passport verification, police verification, issuance of court summons and crime investigation in the area. The constable will be in touch with 50 members of committee of citizens of the area. As many as 480 beats have been formed from 16 city police stations.
A maximum of 42 beats are in the sensitive Ullal police station followed by 41 beats in the Mangaluru South police. The least of five beats are for Woman Police Station where two personnel have been posted for each beat. In all the remaining beats, one constable has been assigned one beat.
As many as 295 beats have been formed from 14 police stations of Dakshina Kannada district. While largely one police constable has been assigned one beat, the paucity of staff has led to assigning two beats for a constable in six police stations of the district.
Relief from heavy vehicle menace : Reports indicate that, Michael Fernandez, 83, and other senior citizens of the narrow Pandeshwar Cross Road are relieved following installation of a crossbar that has stopped movement of heavy vehicles on the road. However, residents and institutions on the Rosario Church road, which is in a very bad condition since months, will face even more danger and disturbance; this is liking robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Fernandez, a former manager of SBI, whose reputation has been often highlighted in the media, had petitioned authorities to get a crossbar installed on the narrow stretch in 2002, the one installed has been vandalized a few times. The crossbar had disappeared and the residents faced problems owing to honking, traffic congestion and dust. Fernandez’s son Denzil took up the issue with Police Commissioner M. Chandra Sekhar and Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic) K. Tilakchandra.
A month ago, the city police installed a crossbar where the crossroad joins Rosario Church Road. But a few days later, a lorry driver hit it and brought it down. The city traffic police got the lorry driver to reinstall the crossbar it is reported in the media.