Don't pay heed to rumours: Commissioner

Ban orders in force; Schools, theatres to remain close today

Speaking to media persons here on Wednesday, Mangalore City Commissioner of Police Seemanth Kumar Singh said that police forces have been deployed to face any repercussion of the Court verdict and as many as 1,500 police personnel including KSRP, striking force, Home Guards and civil police have been deputed to maintain law and order.

Appealing members of the public not to pay heed to rumours, Singh said that police have been gathering information on miscreants spreading rumours. Stating that the police are monitoring the phone calls, he said the Centre has already taken the decision with regard to bulk SMSes.

On the other hand, confidence-building messages are being circulated, he said and added that all leaders belonging to different communities and different parties have already voluntarily agreed not to take out any processions. Even otherwise, the procession can not be taken as ban orders will be in force.

As a confidence building measure, the police took out a route march in and around the City including Ullal and Surathkal on Wednesday evening.

Schools, colleges closed

The State government has declared holiday for all schools and colleges on September 30 and October 1.

However, all government offices and private establishments will function as usual.

Theatres closed

Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj has ordered closure of all theatres from 12 noon on September 30 to prevent any untoward incident.

Ban on liquor

All liquor shops have been ordered to close their shops from 6 am on September 30 to midnight of October 2.

Palemar’s plea

Meanwhile, District-in-Charge Minister Krishna J Palemar in a press release, has appealed to the members of the public to maintain peace and harmony in view of the court verdict on Thursday.

Calling upon people to be role models, he requested the public to ignore rumours, not to take law into their hands and help the district administration in maintaining law and order.

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