82 killed, 403 hurt in 3 months

This assumes significance in the wake of 82 deaths reported in 272 mishaps (204 non-fatal and 68 fatal) in a period of three months from January 2011. Number of people injured in the mishaps is recorded at 403.

“The cause of most of the mishaps is either overspeeding, reckless driving or overloading of passengers. In this wake, 4,450 cases of violations were booked under Indian Motor Vehicles Act collecting a fine of Rs 10.23 lakh in the same period”, said SP.

The interceptor vehicles will be launched shortly, as the wheels await extra fittings, said SP.

To a query on the challenges on crime front, the SP said, recovering the stolen good is a difficult job, as the receivers turn hostile. Of the total stolen property in the period valued at ` 50.44 lakh, only articles worth ` 18.28 lakh could be recovered and `  2.97 lakh worth property was handed over to the owners.

On the recent caste clash between Nayaka and SC community people in Algud in T Narsipura taluk in the district, the SP said a total of 33 persons have been arrested, besides five for attacking cops that rendered 11 police personnel injured.

There is also a proposal to open highway police station on Hunsur Road, he added.

Undabathi: Chargesheet ready

South police have prepared the chargesheet related to Undabatti mishap that claimed 31 lives, on Mysore- Nanjangud Road on December 14 last.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Rural) C D Jagadeesh told media that, three charges have been framed against the owner and the driver- for killing 31 people under section 304A and rash and negligent driving under section 279 of IPC and permit lapse under Sec 184 Indian Motor Vehicles (IMV) Act. That apart, the police have been regularly cracking down on the overloading vehicles on the particular road after the mishap. Also, action has been recommended against six of the total seven four wheelers that were found not having required documents, to Regional Transport Office (RTO).

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