Mangaluru, Sep 27, 2017: The Dakshina Kannada DC and district administration has initiated externment proceedings against two persons - clash between whom - led to a major law and order situation in Bantwal taluk of the district in June. The deputy commissioner K G Jagadeesha, also district magistrate on a report from superintendent of police C H Sudheer Kumar Reddy has issued notices to Rathnakar Shetty and Ibrahim Kaleel whose stare down led to altercation and riots.
Ibrahim is accused of having stabbed Rathnakar Shetty, a Hindu Jagaran Vedike leader on June 13 after the two brushed against each other at Kalladka and had a stare down. Ibrahim in turn also filed a counter complaint against Rathnakar of having caused him hurt injuries. A case and a counter case under section 307 of IPC was booked against the duo. Police picked up Rathnakar later in July after having gathered evidence to prove his complicity in the riots.
DK DC Jagadeesha told media that he had issued the notice to the duo to appear before him in person on October 4 and show cause as to why they should not be externed from the district in the larger interest of protecting peace and harmony in the district. "The notice was issued a couple of days back," Jagadeesha said adding the action has been initiated under provisions of the Karnataka Police Act. Both Rathnakar and Ibrahim are rowdy sheeters, Sudheer Reddy added.