ADGP reviews performance of police personnel

Visits city close on the heels of ATI row

Additional Director General of Police (Law and order) H C Kishore Chandra, on Monday, reviewed the performance of police in Southern range, in cracking crime related cases, in the last three years. The range comprises five districts — Mysore, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Kodagu and Hassan.

The ADGP who drove straight to Mysore from Bangalore to attend the meeting at Karnataka Police Academy (KPA), however evaded media queries on the attack on ATI DG and Regional Commissioner Rashmi V Mahesh.

When media persons sought to know his reaction on the allegations of police failure in handling the situation on that day, when the IAS officer was assaulted by a mob of 30 at the Institute premises, the ADGP instead asked the media to pose the question to Police Commissioner M A Saleem, who was flanking him.

The ADGP who said that it was a routine meeting, later held a closed door meeting that lasted till afternoon. He later left for Bangalore.Manjula, the widow of ATI employee Venkatesh who was found dead in the sump, and her two children made a failed bid to meet the ADGP.

Inspection anticipated
Meanwhile, it was anticipated that the ADGP may call on the IAS officer to gather information about the incident, besides visiting ATI the spot where the incident occurred on the day. Rashmi Mahesh who was attending the progress review meeting called by the Minister for Municipal Administration, Wakf and Minorities Qamarul Islam at ZP hall, went out and returned to her seat twice, after receiving a call on her cellphone. However, it was not confirmed whether the victim officer was contacted by the ADGP related to the incident.

Police Commissioner M A Saleem said, the ADGP left for Bangalore after the meeting, ruling out the possibilities of the latter visiting the ATI.

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