Tuesday, December 25, 2007

KARNATAK : 5 new Coastal security police stations

Government sanctions Rs 27.12 crore for constructing five coastal security police stations in the state



Mangalore, December 25: The Sate government has sanctioned Rs 27.12 crore for constructing five coastal security police stations in the state to check illegal activities in the coastal belts, a top police official said.

The police stations, to be set up in Mangalore, Malpe (Udupi) and in Uttara Karnataka's Bhatkal, Kumta and Karwar, would be manned by 1200 personnel, Shankar Bidari, ADGP (Law & Order) told reporters here on Monday.

The police stations would keep a check on trafficking of explosives and arms and naxalite activities, he said.

Bidari said six suspected naxalites were spotted in Kambattu village in Udupi district yesterday. Following this, Udupi district Superintendent of police visited the village on Monday, he said.

He said 324 cases relating to communal clashes during October last year in Mangalore were registered out of which 269 are pending before the court for judicial enquiry, he said.

Twelve persons, allegedly belonging to a Hindu organisation, were arrested in Mangalore on Sunday for barging into a Christian prayer hall and assaulting the inmates, accusing them of religious conversion, Bidari said

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