Samithi stir against cops

The street vendors protesting against the atrocity of the police, outside Bunder police station in Mangalore.

The protestors alleged that Traffic Police Sub Inspector Gopalkrishna Bhat confiscated the weighing scales of the street vendors on Tuesday in spite of MCC stopping the Civic Tiger operation on account of Ramzan.

The tussle between the street vendors and the police has lead to the injury of three. A lady has also faced injuries when a weighing stone fell on her hand, they alleged.

Addressing the protesters, Association Honorary President Sunil Kumar Bajal saidthat the vendors were not indulging in any unconstitutional activity. “How can they be punished when they are working for livelihood,” he questioned.

CITU President Vasanth Achary said a Lokayukta officer should be appointed to each of the police station to curb corruption.

SI Gopalkrishna was known as a good officer, however the poor people got to see his other side. Who gave the right to the police to beat innocent people? The street vendors shall continue to protest till they get justice, he said.

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