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Dilwale impasse: Police Dept willing to provide security to theatres, Commissioner

Dilwale impasse: Police Dept willing to provide security to theatres, Commissioner

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Dec 24, 2015:  With regard to some  rumours that  the police have not provided adequate security to theatres to ensure screening of Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer ’Dilwale,’ the city Police Commissioner S Murugan has clarified that the police have  already intimated the theatre and multiplex owners that they were ready to provide security if requested.


Murugan press .

It may be recalled here that  members of the Bhajrangdal had on December 20, Saturday staged protest and prevented the screening of ’Dilwale’ in three multiplexes of the city  to condemn the recent statement on intolerance made by the actor.

Speaking to reporters here, Murugan said "Soon after the protest, the police had made adequate security arrangements and   had told the theatre owners that the police can provide security if they want to screen the film.

He also stated that though meetings have been held with theatre managements, so far no measure  has been taken to  screen the film.

Referring to  the complaint  filed by social activist Vidya Dinker of Citizens’ Forum for Mangalore Development  against a few Bhajrangdal activists for preventing the screening of the film, the Commissioner said  investigations are underway.
 The Commissioner also stated that  the Department has take action against an activist who had  made posted a derogatory comment against  Vidya Dinker on Facebook. 

The Commissioner conveyed his Eid Milad and Christmas wishes to the people and assured that all security arrangements are in place to ensure a peaceful festival.

Shantharaju, ACP was also present at the press meet.

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Comments on this Article
Devdas Rai, Puttur Fri, December-25-2015, 1:29

Thanks to the City Police ,your strict patrolling has brought the situation under control. Unnecessary protest against SRK’s comments ad the movie. Some protesters don’t even know the meaning of intolernce

Sahithiya, Udupi Fri, December-25-2015, 12:26

Security by the police is a must because the streets seemed to packed with the people and to take a precautionary measures the police personnel has to be appointed at the Malls.

Ansh Acharya, Mudipu Fri, December-25-2015, 12:16

What is the need of security? Better ban the shows screening in theaters to avoid any hazards

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