HDK seeks joint House panel probe into lynching

Blames failure of State administration for mob violence in Chintamani

Failure of administration is the major reason for incidents of mob justice witnessed by Barlahalli and Yarrakote in the taluk recently, he said here on Saturday during his visit to the villages.

Kumaraswamy told reporters that the ‘transfer racket’ has led to inaction by the police in curbing the mob violence which claimed lives of 10 men from AP suspected to be dacoits.

“The ruling party members, engrossed in handling the crisis within the party and  struggle to continue in power, have neglected the border districts. They have not bothered to address the problems faced by the residents in the border districts and failed to provide them with protection. That’s the major reason for increasing incidents of such violence,” he said.

He said it was not appropriate to arrest the aged and students of the villages and the innocent should be released at the earliest.

“I’ve discussed the issue with Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and he has promised to take action after considering the views of the senior police officers,” he added.

Kumaraswamy told the residents of these villages not to panic as their relatives arrested in the lynching case would be freed soon.

Women in the villages said they were worried about the dacoity and robbery which were increasing due to lack of security in the rural areas.

Legislator K P Bachegowda, ZP member Harinathreddy, JD(S) leaders K M Krishnareddy, J K Krishnareddy and others were also present on the occasion.

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