V-Day: Intensified police patrolling

City police issue notice to Bajrang Dal convener

In the wake of Bajrang Dal District Convener Bhujanga Kulal issuing a press release threatening to oppose Valentine’s Day, the police in Dakshina Kannada district have decided to intensify patrolling in public places. 

To a query, SP Dr S D Sharanappa said that security will be beefed up in the district and the police patrolling will be increased. He appealed to the people not to take law into their hands. Stern action will be taken against those who flout the law, he warned. 

City Police Commissioner Chandra Sekhar said the Mangaluru City Police will take stringent action against any one who tries to disrupt the law and order. Adequate security arrangements will be made at malls, beaches, parks and other public places on Sunday, he added. 

The city police have also issued a notice to Bhujanga Kulal to explain about the “Threat to the district administration” in the press release issued by him. In a press release, he had said the Bajrang Dal opposes observing February 14 as Valentine’s Day. 

“The district administration should not give permission for any events to mark Valentine’s Day,” Kulal had stated in the release. Going a step further, he had also warned against any celebration in the city and cautioned that the district administration will be responsible for any untoward incidents that may occur in the district. However, later in the evening, Bhujanga Kulal, gave a written statement to the police that outfit will not create any untoward incidents during Valentine’s Day and will cooperate with law and order. His written statementcame after the Mangaluru Police asked for a clarification regarding a press release issued two days ago, said Mangaluru city police commissioner. 

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