Mangaluru, Sep 29, 2018: Laxman Nimbargi, Udupi Superintendent of Police, said on Sept 28, Friday that the Assistant Commissioner of Kundapur sub-division has accepted the closure report filed by the district police on the death of Lakshmivara Tirtha Swami of Shiroor Mutt.
Speaking to media after the phone-in programme here, SP Nimbargi said the medical report had stated that the Shiroor seer had died a natural death. There were no objections from his younger brother on the closure report filed by the district police, he said.
Awareness on drugs : At the phone-in on Sept 28, SP Nimbargi said that the district police conducted a two-month awareness drive against consumption of drugs in the district.
The police had taken issues under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act seriously.
This was seen in the number of cases booked under the NDPS Act. While the number of cases booked under this Act in 2016 was 11, it had increased to 47 in 2017, and to 91 this year.
The police were not just arresting those who were in possession of drugs, but also taking action against those supplying the narcotic substances in the district. As many as 58 persons were arrested under the NDPS Act in the district, while 10 kg and 550 gm of ‘ganja’ had been seized in the district this year, he said.
Earlier, 22 calls were received by persons from different parts of the district during the phone-in programme. A caller from Udupi drew SP’s attention to traffic congestion at Brahmagiri Circle here.
Udupi SP Nimbargi said that the district police had already written to the Udupi City Municipal Council to declare the Brahmagiri Circle as a ‘no parking area’ and its notification was awaited. However, the police would start clearing vehicles in the area to facilitate movement of traffic, he said.