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Illegal cattle transportation: Violence broke out in Golithottu

Uppinangady: A youth was injured when an illegal cattle transporting gang pelted stones at a group which tried to thwart the cattle transportation.

The incident happened in Golithottu in Belthangady on National highway 75 on Sunday July 12. The members of Hindu outfit waylaid a vehicle which was carrying cattle. But the transporters sped away without stopping the vehicle. Learning the incident locals pelted stones at the members of the outfit due which one person was seriously injured.

The injured person has been identified as Jayanth, a resident of Golithottu.

As the news spread in the region the locals gathered in the spot and the police took the control of the situation to prevent any violence.

The police have arrested the people who pelted stones. Puttur rural inspector Anil H. Kulakarni is leading the police team which is keeping vigilance on the region.


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Kozhikode airport violence: eight AAI fire and safety officials arrested

Eight AAI fire and safety officials were arrested on Friday in connection with the violence at Karipur airport that led to the death of a CISF jawan, police said.

This follows the emergence of fresh footage of the episode, in which a group of alleged Airports Authority of India officials in plainclothes are seen attacking a CISF jawan. On Thursday, CCTV visuals emerged showing CISF personnel on the rampage at the Calicut International Airport.

As per the visuals aired by television channels on Friday morning, a CISF jawan was surrounded and beaten up by a group of AAI officials following an altercation between him and an airport official over frisking.

After resisting the attackers for a few seconds, the jawan is seen fleeing the area with the irate AAI staff giving chase.

Within seconds, the AAI staff are seen running away from the area and rushing inside the airport building, having apparently witnessed something to scare them away — perhaps the gunshot that claimed the life of a CRPF jawan. However, what drove the AAI staffers back is not seen in the clipping.

CCTV visuals aired on Thursday had showed a group of CISF personnel, apparently agitated over the death of their colleague, jawan Jaipal Yadav, destroying airport property.

In the unprecedented violence at the Karipur airport, a CISF jawan was killed and three others were injured when a service revolver went off during a clash between CISF personnel and fire officers of AAI.

Karipur airport, which was closed for over six hours after the violence broke out, became operational on Thursday morning after normalcy was restored.

Meanwhile, ADGP (North Zone) N. Shankar Reddy has submitted a preliminary report on the violence to the Director-General of Police.

“A preliminary report on what exactly happened was submitted to the DGP,” Mr. Reddy told PTI.

“Everything is on CCTV,” Mr. Reddy said when asked who was responsible for the violence and the shooting.

“The incident involves two central government organisations. We will go by the evidence and will follow up with legal procedures,” said Mr. Reddy.
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Tihar Hit by Violence Among Inmates-12 Officials Suspended in 3 Weeks

NEW DELHI: Twelve Tihar jail officials have been suspended in three weeks for dereliction of duty and allegedly supplying prohibited items to inmates even as the facility has been rocked in recent days by a spate of cases of violence and death of prisoners.

In a report submitted  to Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain, Tihar jail officials have said that three assistant superintendents, three head warders and six warders have been suspended by them since April 21.

The minister had sought a reply from Tihar officials on the increasing cases of violence inside the jail premises.

Two convicts, including a lifer, were found dead under mysterious circumstances inside Tihar Jail.

"Most of the officials who were suspended were supplying mobile phones, drugs and other prohibited items inside the jail. Some were charged with dereliction of duty where an inmate was found dead in his ward," a senior official said.

Jail officials said they have seized 48 mobile phones from inmates in two months. They said that chanches of smuggling of prohibited items into the jail are the greatest when an inmate goes out for a hearing or is taken for medical treatment.

"In both cases, prisoners are escorted by police force on line duty and they allegedly take money from them and supply prohibited items. Petty corruption leads to serious problems," the official said.

According to jail officials, prisoners have used metal fan blade, wire mesh, kitchen knives and even manhole covers in the many cases of violence inside the jail.

Meanwhile, jail officials said that in order to step up security at the facility, 80 more jammers are needed although there were issues over their installation due to complaints of network problem from the residents of the area.

"There are around three dozen jammers installed inside the jail. We need 80 more. As the jail is situated near a residential area, there are many complains of network issues because of the jammers. Even TRAI guidelines state that we cannot cut access to mobile services in a residential area," the official said.

Tihar officials have also demanded 1,000 additional CCTV cameras for monitoring. There are 248 cameras installed at present inside the jail premises with 233 more cameras to be soon put up.

Referring to shortcomings in the jail infrastructure, officials said, "Tihar is overcrowded and the current number of prisoners is at around 14,000. The size of the jail staff is 30 per cent less than the required number."

Jain, meanwhile, also inquired about the exact date of completion of Mandoli Jail in east Delhi which will ease over-crowding at Tihar Jail.

An undertrial was attacked by five inmates in Tihar yesterday soon after his admission into the high security prison.

Ravinder (35), an accused in several criminal cases, and brought to the jail around 8.30 pm yesterday, was attacked even as his prison admission documents were being prepared, jail officials said.

On Monday, a 40-year-old undertrial was stabbed to death allegedly by three other inmates over a personal enmity.
  • Published in National

Violence in Kashmir valley erupts again Over 30 injured

Srinagar: More than 30 people, most of them policemen, were injured as parts of Srinagar and Tral, a township about 42-km south from here, erupted again on Friday afternoon when irate crowds clashed with riot police at several places, forcing the latter to fire warning shots, teargas and cane-charge.

Srinagar’s Nowhatta area witnessed street battles between stone-hurling youth and police for hours after the Friday congregation at nearby Grand Mosque. Police used force including tear-smoke canisters to push the surging crowds back but in vain, witnesses said.

A police statement said that 21 of its men including a Station House Officer and three civilians were injured in the clashes reported from Nowhatta, Gojwara, Malarata and Khawaja Bazaar areas of the city.

“However, the situation by and large remained peaceful in the Valley,” it said. Earlier Kashmir’s chief Muslim cleric and chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led a protest procession within the premises of the Jama Masjid against the killing of a local youth by Army during an operations against militants in Tral’s Kamla woods on April 13 and other alleged human rights violations by the security forces.

He termed the youth’s killing as “extrajudicial murder” and demanded immediate revocation of Afspa and other “draconian laws”, release of political prisoners, and bringing to justice the Army personnel involved in the killing of Tral youth.

  • Published in National

Women’s Day celebrated at Sullia

Sullia: Mahila Mandala Union and Nehru Yuva Kendra jointly conducted Women’s day at Sullya on Saturday.

Former president of the Union, Anusuya Rai inaugurated the program. Chief Guest was retired regional development officer Meenakshi Gowda.

She said “women are equal to men in all the aspects of life. But harassments and violence are done even today on her. Act against violence on women must be stricter, and procedures of law must be made simple so that the culprit gets punishment immediately”.

The program was presided over by, President of the union Prafulla P Rai. HM of the Sneha School Jayalakshmi Damle, KASAPA spokes person Lata Madhusudhan, Nagara Panchayat member Shrilata Prasanna,  Harini Sadashiva, Y.Pravvena and Chandrakshi Rai were present.

Various competitions were held for ladies on the day. Ladies participated enthusiastically. Prizes were distributed at the end for the winners.
  • Published in D.K.

Fresh violence erupted in Shivamogga

Shivamogga: Miscreants pelted stones at shops and vehicles in Shivappa Naik circle, Gandhi Bazaar and in many other places as fresh violence erupted in Shivamogga on Friday February 20.

The district was on boil after a PFI rally on Thursday. One person was killed and several others were injured as members of two communities clashed.

Vishwanath was the man died in the incident. Locals and the relatives of the deceased protested demanding the arrest of the culprits.

The state government announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the family of the deceased. District incharge minister Kimmane Rathnakar visited the house of Vishwanath and handed over the cheque of Rs. five lakh.  

Earlier news : 

PFI rally turns violent: One killed, many injured

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Take stern action against the law breakers: MLA Gopal Poojary

Kundapur: The peace and harmony in Gangolli has been disturbed by the some miscreants. An atmosphere of tension is prevailing in the region due to violence. Police department must take stern action against the culprits without any hesitation. The matter should not be politicized said Gopal Poojary, Byndoor MLA.

He visited Gangolli on Thursday January 22 and inspected the shop gutted by miscreants on Wednesday. After watching CCTV footages Poojary spoke to the owner of the shop.

Speaking in a pressmeet in Trasi Poojary said, it is planned conspiracy to disturb peace of the society. Police must arrest the culprits as soon as possible. No matter to which community they belong stern action should be taken against them.

He also asked for the exact loss incurred in the incident with Tahashildar and sub divisional officer. He also assured that he will try to provide government compensation.

KPCC General Secretary MA Gafoor said, violence is being spread targeting Gangolli. Some miscreants are trying to disturb the peace of the region by creating violence.

Section is in force in Gangolli and slowly the region is coming to normalcy. Police is keeping vigil in the area and suspicious persons were questioned.
  • Published in Udupi

Conspiracy to create violence in the district: AM Athavulla

Mangaluru: “There is conspiracy to create communal violence in the district by organizing Hindu Hridaya Sangama. Police must investigate about this”, said AM Athavulla, district President of Popular front of India.

He was speaking in a pressmeet here on Monday January 19. “Stern action should be taken against the miscreants who pelted stones at a mosque in Uppinangady. The police must file cases against the organizers of the programme and the conspiracy of RSS must be revealed”, he said. PFI will lodge a complaint if action not being taken against the culprits within two days, he warned.

Shafi Bellare, Haider
  • Published in Mangaluru
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