Post-violence, it's business as usual in Belgaum

Post-violence, it's business as usual in Belgaum

The situation limped back to normalcy in the city on Tuesday after the violence Sunday midnight, in which two people were killed. Schools, colleges, business establishments and financial institutions functioned as usual.

 
Buses plied normally and there was sparse movement of people on roads in the early hours. However, the situation eased as the day progressed.

Vehicles ferried students to schools early in the day.  Police forces were deployed in sensitive areas of the city. Markets opened, but only a few vendors were seen.

A company of the Rapid Action Force held flag marches in different parts of the city on Tuesday. Mischief mongers continued to spread rumours, but people did not heed them.

Agriculture and district incharge Minister Umesh Katti conducted a peace committee meeting and called upon the people of all communities to maintain peace and harmony in the city.
He directed the police to take stringent action and invoke the Goonda Act against those creating trouble.

MLAs Abhay Patil, Feroz Sait, Sanjay Patil, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Bipin Gopalakrishna, Inspector General of Police (Northern Range) KSR Charan Reddy, Superintendent of Police Sandeep Patil and leaders of various communities were present.

Deputy Commissioner V Anbukumar told Deccan Herald that a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each would be given to the next kin of Asif Mangaonkar and Chetan Patil, who were killed in the violence.

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