Bantwal, July 15,2017: The police will leave no stone unturned to restore normalcy in Bantwal taluk, including using Goonda Act and deportation of known offenders, said Director General and Inspector General of Police Rupak Kumar Dutta on Friday.
Talking to reporters here, Mr. Dutta said that all persons involved, including those who have conspired in incidents reported in district since April 20, will be booked.
The police will review cases of use of weapons by people to resolve their disputes registered in the last five years. The offenders will be made to issue bonds under Sections 107, l08 and 110 of Code of Criminal Procedure, he said.
“If needed, we will invoke Goonda (Karnataka Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug Offenders, Gamblers, Goonda) Act, or initiate proceedings for externment. We will also consider invoking KCOCA (Karnataka Control of Organised Crime) Act in some cases,” he said.
On the contention of right-wing groups that the police had failed to arrest those involved in the murder of RSS activist Sharath Madiwala on July 4, Mr. Dutta said the police was working on some leads.
“We do not want to rush and book innocent persons,” he said, and referred to five months taken by the Mangaluru city police to arrest a relative in the murder of BJP party worker’s son Karthik Raj in October 2016.
Mr. Dutta said no innocents will be arrested in the stone pelting cases during Sharath’s funeral procession at B.C. Road on July 8.
He said he had heard representatives of right-wing organisations claim that the five leaders against whom cases were booked for conspiracy were innocent.
“We will arrest those who instigated and conspired the attacks. Innocent bystanders will not be booked,” he said.
Courtesy: The Hindu