KARWAR: Karnataka DGP has written letter to the police commissioners of Mangaluru, Belagavi and 21 other superintendents of police of different districts cases against ‘innocent’ people belonging to minority community.
The letter marked as ‘urgent’ and a reminder, sent on 22.12.2017 and 02.01.2018 respectively, the DGP has sought the opinion from the police commissioners and superintendents of police of different districts about withdrawing cases against ‘innocent’ people belonging to minority community who were falsely implicated in the communal riots in the last five years.
In a reminder written on Thursday, the DGP asked the SPs to share their opinion immediately on the matter.
This letter has created a political furore and irked BJP and few other organisations in Uttara Kannada district .Rajesh Nayak, of BJP said that ‘it is clearly mentioned that only cases filed against the minority community will be withdrawn. It would further create insecurity among the majority community which is facing the wrath of the police. It is a wrong on the part of the government to take sides and it will be opposed tooth and nail,” he said.
RV Deshpande, district-in-charge minister of Congress said ‘if police have mentioned the name of one particular community in the letter then it is wrong. All those who participated in the disturbances should be tried, irrespective of their religion. He said that he was not aware of the details and against giving preferential treatment to one community. I will discuss the issue in the cabinet and ensure that all accused are treated equally before the law’ he said.