Udupi, Aug 13, 2016: Addressing media after taking charge from the Additional Superintendent of Police Vishnuvardhan,New Udupi Superintendent of Police K T Balakrishna said ’people-friendly policing’ and maintaining peace in the district is his top priority, the police would do their utmost despite the shortage of staff.
He went on to say, the strengthening of the Police Department for effective functioning is also another main priority.
SP Balakrishna added that the moral policing in the district would not be tolerated at any cost and the maintenance of the law and order, safety and security of the people are other priorities. The new SP said the organised crime and traditional crimes are two different kinds of offences which will be tackled strictly.
Stringent action would be taken against the people who go against the law. Asserting that every district has its own challenges, the new SP said challenges before him in the district would not be something new that he has experienced in his long-standing career in different roles.
Ruling out any foul play within the police set-up in businessman Bhaskar Shetty murder case, Balakrishna said the charge against the police is unfounded. There is no truth in the accusations, he said and added the recent Maoist resurgence would be tackled and the issues involved would be taken up seriously. He said he would also talk to the ANF chief in this regard. He said that there would be no excuse for the shortage of staff, which is obvious everywhere.
The new SP Balakrishna is a 1997 KSPS cadre officer. He started his career as a DySP in Channapatna in Bengaluru Rural district and later worked as ASP in Mandya and Chamrajanagar. He has also worked as SP in the CID wing. He served as the SP of Uttar Kannada.
He has two gold medals to his credit for his performance - one for nabbing four accused involved in the murder of former minister Nagappa and another during the 50th Independence Day celebrations.