Bantwal, Dec 05, 2015: There is a need for each and every citizen to join hands with the Police Department to ensure protection of public interest as well as promote peace and harmony in the society, said District Superintendent of Police Dr S.D. Sharanappa.
Speaking at a Meet The Press programme organised by the Bantwal Taluk Working Journalists Union Silver Jubilee Committee and Press Club Bantwal on December 4, Friday, he said there is a need to chalk out measures to see to it that Dakshina Kannada which is projected as a communally sensitive district becomes a centre of communal harmony in the next three years.
Highlighting the role of the media in building a good society he said there was a need to guide youngsters on the right direction.
Referring to the Naxal menace, the SP said a total of 28 villages in the district were identified as Naxal affected. Constant vigil is being kept in the border areas, he said adding except for an incidence wherein Naxals had visited a house in Belthangady in the month of June there has been no Naxal activity anywhere.
When compared to the population of the district, the Police Department was facing shortage of staff, he said adding the government has been requested to provide 323 additional staff.
He released media stickers on the occasion. Rishwant, Puttur ASP, Bhasker Rai, Bantwal in-charge ASP, Srinivas Nayak Indaje, General Secretary of District Working Journalists Union, Ibrahim Adkasthala, President of the Silver Jubilee Committee, Maunesh Vishwakarma, President of Bantwal Working Journalists Union and others were present.