Security tightened in Mandya, Ch'nagar & Hassan

Prohibitory orders clamped; ban on sale of liquor

Security tightened in Mandya, Ch'nagar & Hassan

Meanwhile, several religious heads and leaders are campaigning for peace appealing people to maintain calm irrespective of  verdict.

Superintendent of Police Koushalendra Kumar said, security has been beefed up across the district. Along with the police, four KSRP, 12 District Reserve Police Force and 250 home guards have been deployed, he added.

Prohibitory orders under Sec 144 of CrPC has been clamped on the entire city as a precautionary measure. The orders will be in force till midnight of Friday. Deputy Commissioner has banned the sale of liquor during the period.

Carrying lethal weapons during the prohibition period, gathering of more than five people are not allowed. But it is not applicable to important government programmes, school and college functions and funeral processions. Mobile police parties are stationed at all sensitive areas in the district.

Flagmarch in Hassan

Police took out a flag march in all sensitive areas of Hassan on Wednesday in connection with pronoucement of verdict of Ramjanmabhumi-Babrimasjid title suits, by Allahabad Court on Thursday.

The purpose of the flag march was to instill confidence among citizens and at the same time to send a message that the cops are fully geared up to meet any eventuality.

Deputy Commissioner Naveen Raj Singh called upon the citizens not to heed to rumours.

Addressing a news conference here, he said as many as 12 platoons of KSRP, 300 home guards and 1,500 civil police are deputed across the district. Around 100 CCTV cameras are installed at various places to keep an eye on mischievous elements.  All procession including victory processions is strictly banned. In case of emergency, citizens could call the control room Ph: 250274 or toll free 1077.

In Chamarajanagar

The district administration in Chamarajanagar has also beefed up security. The DC has imposed prohibitory orders on the entire district till Oct 1 midnight.

The ban on liquor is extended up to Oct 2 midnight, said Deputy Commissioner Chakravarthi Mohan. The DC also held a meeting with the religious heads and asked them to appeal all sections of community to maintain calm.

The police have identified 210 places as communally sensitive. Two platoons of KSRP, 16 platoons of DAR police, 450 civil police and 300 homeguards have been deployed.

About 70 police officers from the rank of SP to sub inspectors are fully geared up to face any situation, Superintendent of Police B S Prakash said.

The people are free to call Ph: 9480804601 if they sense any trouble. District Incharge Minister P M Narendraswamy has also appealed for peace.

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