City police keep eye on erring clubs

Playing cards, defying law, is prime target, says police commissioner

Following instructions from Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to weed out illegal activities if any in the State, the city police have launched an exercise to rein in erring clubs and recreation centres.

Police Commissioner K L Sudheer told Deccan Herald, instructions have been given to jurisdictional police to verify the legality of clubs and recreation centres. Accordingly, the respective police stations are involved in recording the activities of the clubs both inside and outside (within the precincts) on camera, to collect the same in the form of CDs.

The commissioner said, it has come to the notice that some of the clubs indulge in game of chance (gambling), playing cards beyond the permissible limits.
Action will be initiated against such cases, while those adhering to the rules will not be disturbed.

As is the rule, it is mandatory for the clubs to have members, besides conducting various activities for recreation purposes.

There are clubs in the realm for over 50 years. Not willing to take any chances, the police are also taking legal opinion in some cases.

Earlier, at the fag end of the tenure of previous BJP government, a legislative committee had inspected a few clubs in the city and had submitted a report to the government.

Old jumps to death

A 70-year-old man allegedly jumped off the railway overbridge at K G Koppal on seeing an oncoming train, only to die, in the city on Tuesday.

Quoting eye-witnesses, railway police said, the deceased who still remains to be identified, was walking on the bridge when he noticed a train coming from Chamarajapuram railway station side around 2.30 pm. Panicked, he may have jumped off straight on to the road, only to succumb to the injuries suffered in the mishap. The body has been kept at the mortuary attached to Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC and RI). Relatives if any may contact the police on 2516579, said a release.

Chain snatched

A 54-year-old woman was relieved of her mangalsutra estimated worth Rs 1.20 lakh in the city on Tuesday. Manjula a homemaker was on a morning stroll near JSS Public School, J P Nagar, around 7.45 am, when two youths on a two-wheeler robbed her. Vidyaranyapuram police have registered a case.

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