Press Esc to close
Tuesday 21 October 2014
News updated at 3:16 AM IST
Weather
Max: 30.8°C
Min : 20.1°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Forest official's death sparks protest in Dandeli

Karwar, May 9, 2012, DHNS:

Members of various organisations, local residents and Forest department staff held a protest for more than five hours at the Kittur Chennamma Circle in Dandeli on Wednesday, demanding that those responsible for the killing of ACF Madan Naik, should be brought to book.

One of the cottages of a homestay, belonging to Appaji Babuji Patil and his son Shivaram Appaji Patil, which was set on fire by miscreants on Wednesday. DH PhotoThey kept the body of Naik on the road during the protest.

They said the Sub Inspector of the Rural police station should be suspended over the delay in registering a complaint with regard to the incident of assault.


They also wanted that S R Naik, the SI of the Tikota station in Bagalkot, be made an accused as he allegedly pressured the local police not to register a case with regard to the incident.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police and the Additional Superintendent of Police tried to convince the protestors to withdraw the stir.

But they were adamant that they would not move out of the place till their demands were met. The protest ended only after Superintendent of Police, K T Balakrishna, came to the spot and promised to look into the protestors’ demands.

During the protest at the Kittur Chennamma Circle in Dandeli, Naik’s wife Sumathi blamed the police department for its delay in registering a case.

The illegal feeding of crocodiles in Kali River was raised in the Legislative Council by Congress member Ghotnekar Shrikant Laxman in December 2011. He had alleged that Patils were illegally running a home stay allowing tourists to feed the reptiles for Rs 300.

 “The reptiles are finding easy access to food and their population is increasing, ” he said, when contacted by Deccan Herald.

The MLC said at times the crocodiles also

Meanwhile, members of the Association of Deputy Conservator of Forests, Forest Guards and Forest Watchers submitted a memorandum to the tahsildar, demanding stringent action against the miscreants who assaulted the ACF, resulting in his death.

Naik is the eldest son of Hammanna and Gowri. Naik was a MSc degree holder from the Karnatak University in Dharwad.

After, MSc, he had served as a lecturer at the Haveri Engineering College.

Later, he joined the Forest department and served in the wildlife division, Dharwad and the Karwar forest division. He was transferred on promotion as the ACF in the Dandeli wildlife division.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Army recruits during their attestation parade at Madras Regimental Centre, Wellington, Ooty on...

Army recruits during their attestation parade at Madras Regimental Centre, Wellington, Ooty on...

In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 photo, a Kashmiri woman blocks a road during a protest demanding...

In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 photo, a Kashmiri woman blocks a road during a protest demanding...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 42nd Convocation of the All India Institute of Medical...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 42nd Convocation of the All India Institute of Medical...

Devendra Fadnavis hugs his mother Savita after his victory during the Assembly election in...

Devendra Fadnavis hugs his mother Savita after his victory during the Assembly election in...

Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitaraman launching the Online Export...

Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitaraman launching the Online Export...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah after the party's parliamentary...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah after the party's parliamentary...

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, a thick blanket of smoke is seen against the setting sun as...

In this Oct. 17, 2014 photo, a thick blanket of smoke is seen against the setting sun as...

In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo, an Indian woman uses her hand to put sawdust in an...

In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo, an Indian woman uses her hand to put sawdust in an...

(L-R) Asha Bhat, Miss Diva Universe 2014 2nd runner up, Noyonita Lodh, Miss Diva Universe 2014...

(L-R) Asha Bhat, Miss Diva Universe 2014 2nd runner up, Noyonita Lodh, Miss Diva Universe 2014...

An Indian man teaches yoga postures to schoolchildren at Delhi Public School in Hyderabad...

An Indian man teaches yoga postures to schoolchildren at Delhi Public School in Hyderabad...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523