SC/ST grievance meet: Dalits flay Bajrang Dal members' behaviour

SC/ST grievance meet: Dalits flay Bajrang Dal members' behaviour

The way in which Bajrang Dal members behaved in connection with the case of a Dalit girl, at Kadaba 15 days ago was flayed by all the leaders who attended the SC/ST grievance meeting held under the presidentship of Superintendent of Police Abhishek Goyal here on Sunday.

The issue was raised by Dalit Sangharsha Samithi (Ambedkar vada) leader Guruvappa Kallugudde who alleged that the Bajrang Dal members misbehaved with an innocent girl.

However, ASP Prabhakar said that three persons have been arretsed in the case. Dalit Hakkugala Horata Samithi’s Shekar asked why atrocity on Dalits case was not registered against the accused, to which, the SP promised to look into the issue and initiate action.
Guruvappa said that the girl was visiting her ailing uncle in a car belonging to one Sajuddin on April 26.

The duo was followed by Bajrang Dal activists who blocked them and assaulted Sajuddin. The girl was threatened by the Bajrang Dal activists to file a complaint against Sajuddin. The incident was an attempt to sow the seeds of hatredness among one community against the other.

When the girl narrated the story in the meeting, the SP said that he was not aware of the incident and action will be initiated against ASI if he was found guilty.
Naxal infested areas

When Shekar asked why senior police officials visit Naxal infested areas when Mutt heads visit the region, but no police officials escort the MP when he visits the region, the SP said that no VIPs should visit Naxal infested areas without informing the police. Those who violate the rules, then the police department will have to file case against them.

V A Naik alleged that no acknowledgement is given when a Dalit registers FIR in the police station. Reacting to it, the SP said that all the police stations should issue acknowledgment soon after registering FIR.

The participants said that the service buses to Vittal, Bakrabail and Mudipu remain off the road without informing the public, thus causing severe inconveneince to the public. The KSRTC buses should ply in the region. Puttur ASP M N Anucheth and Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement SP Sarvotham Pai were present on the occasion.

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