Threat to IGP: Belagavi police to probe all angles

Inspector General of Police (Northern Range) Alok Kumar. DH File Photo

Senior IPS officer M Chandrashekhar who assumed charge as the new police commissioner at the Belagavi commissionerate on Friday, said that the police will take serious note of the threat call received by Inspector General of Police (Northern Range) Alok Kumar which has originated from the Hindalga Central Prison.

Speaking to the media  after assuming charge, Chandrashekhar said “It is a serious issue and we have taken serious note of it.” The police will be investigating the case from all angles. It would investigated how a mobile phone, which is contraband, had entered the jail and who had carried it inside.

Replying to a query, the new police chief claimed that the recent ‘raids’ conducted in the jail when sim cards and spices were seized; was not a futile exercise. The prison was raided on April 17 and IGP received a threat call on April 21.

A threat call to a top cop (of IGP rank), that too from a prison, was a serious issue and would be thoroughly investigated.

It may be recalled that as per the instructions of the Election Commission, the city police had raided Hindalga central prison. They had recovered luxury items including TV sets from the barracks of high profile, notorious criminals like Bannaje Raja.

Large scale lapses on part of the prison officials and special treatment to high profile criminals had allegedly come to fore.

Chandrashekhar also said best efforts would be made to ensure free and fair elections.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Seema Latkar was present.

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