MLA flays govt move to hand over ANF case to CID

Many cases of cattle theft have been registered against Kabeer in Moodbidri, Bajpe, Surathkal police stations, alleges Sunil Kumar.

Karkala MLA Sunil Kumar strongly condemned the State government's decision to hand over the case of killing Kabeer in ANF shootout in Sringeri to CID and also the Rs 5 lakh compensation package to victim’s kin.

Speaking to mediapersons, he said that the government should rethink over its decision to hand over the case to the CID. The decision sends wrong message as it clearly signifies the intention of the government to suspect the credibility of the police and people will also take it for granted that the government will safeguard the wrong doers.

He added that the government is trying to snatch away the morality of the police. The accused and his family is being protected by the government, thereby supporting the illegal trafficking of the cattle in the area. The deceased had many cases registered in Moodibidri, Bajpe and Surathkal police stations under the charges against illegal cattle trafficking. He alleged that despite several cases registered in the police stations across erstwhile Dakshina Kannada district in the past 8-10 months, the police are prevented from taking further action against the culprits. Hence, almost all cases are in the cold  storage, he alleged.

Terming the compensation package to the victim’s family as absolute blatant deed of the government, the MLA added that the compensation package is ridiculous. The anti social elements and their illegal activities are supported by the government.

The government’s decision to support the victim’s kin with the compensation is first of its kind in the State, wherein the government is deliberately supporting the accused. Henceforth, the illegal cattle trafficking will increase across the State, he said.


Demanding that the Chief Minister and Home Minister should immediately withdraw the decision, the Karkala MLA alleged that the government of being unbiased. Referring to the recent case of a student’s gang rape case in Deralakatte and the encounter incident of PSI Mallikarjuna Bande, Sunil Kumar alleged the government is ignoring the genuine cases, wherein the CID and CBI inquiry seemed to be must, he added.

Stating that the government should also mull over the possibility of initiating CID inquiry into the recent explosives seizure case in Karkala, he said the Karkala police have failed to nab the prime accused in the case. The hefty amount of the explosives, that were seized indicates the threat of terror or Maoist activities.

This is the first time in the State, wherein the police have recovered huge amount of explosives. However, the police department who were citing the reason of Lok Sabha polls for the delay in the inquiry, are clueless even after four days of the completion of polls. He alleged that the storage of explosives of huge amount is taken place with the knowledge of officers in Karkala police, he alleged.

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