Mangaluru, Aug 20, 2016: Reports state that DK, Dakshina Kannada district, where many cow vigilante attacks followed by communal tension over the last decade, has now set up a monitoring cell headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police to ensure speedy trial. DK SP Bhushan Gulabrao Borase told media that this cell would follow every case, ensure that court summons are served to witnesses and they appear on the date of trial.
The officer would be in touch with the prosecutor and work with him in presenting the cases before the court in an effective manner. The cell has just started compiling cases and the coordination process is in progress.
“If the trial was speedier up, the outcome of the judgment would deter others, ” SP Borase said. “We aim to fast track trial concerning communal incidents, and make sure the accused are justly convicted in courts.”
Inspector General of Police (Western Range) J. Arun Chakravarthy said stern action is being taken, including invoking Goonda Act, against those indulging in cow vigilante attacks.
On the directions of Director General and Inspector General of Police Om Prakash, IGP Chakravarthy said the police in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, and Uttara Kannada have been keeping a watch on groups involved in cattle vigilantism. He said that check-posts have been set up for monitoring illegal transport of cattle and illegal movement of sand.