CM directs suspension of police officials over youth’s custodial death in Channagiri

Mysuru, (Karnataka) May 25 (IANS): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday directed the suspension of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP) and Police Inspector in connection with the death of a youth in police custody.

“It is not a case of lockup death. However, I have directed the suspension of the Dy SP and police inspector as the accused was kept in the police station without filing an FIR,” Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said.

On Friday, the police took, Adil (30), into custody on alleged charges of organising illegal betting (Matka), where he died in police custody.

Speaking to reporters in Mysuru, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the deceased had epilepsy (brain disorder) and died in the hospital. “I have suggested that bringing the accused to the police station without an FIR is wrong. No one should be brought to the police station without an FIR,” he said.

Davanagere SP Uma Prashanth said the accused was not kept in the police station for more than six to seven minutes.

Tension continued to prevail in Karnataka’s Channagiri town on Saturday following violence by a mob over the alleged custodial death.

Security has been tightened in the city, and officers have been directed to take action to ensure law and order in the region.

Additional forces have also been called from the neighbouring districts to maintain law and order.

So far, in the ensuing clashes between the protesters and police, eleven police personnel have been injured while more than five police vehicles have been damaged in the stone-pelting.



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  • Kiran Poojary, Bengaluru/Mangaluru

    Sat, May 25 2024

    Police action was appreciable.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, May 25 2024 is precious I guess in Siddu's world. Who got fired when Neha was beheaded? Her father tendered apology to Siddu for crying. We are living in strange world under Siddu rule. If people riot, beat the hell out of them and ask them to behave and then conduct impartial investigation. As a CM you cannot budge under the threat of violence. And some in Congress dream about sending this learned man to be PM of India..LoL. Sorry, PM candidate is Rahul supported by Siddu..LoL.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sat, May 25 2024

    Immudi Dum Dum Siddaraya think is in our very own Mangaluru now after suspending Police Personnel at random, casually!Thinks his job done for the day 😎First of all where is Home Minister Paramu?? Does he know there is a place called Chennagiri🤔.Pirki fellas...

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  • Kiran Poojary, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Sat, May 25 2024

    First he need to suspend himself.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2024


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    Sat, May 25 2024

    Has there been no rape, murder, theft or sex scandal during the BJP’s rule?

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  • ayes p, kudla/ksa

    Sun, May 26 2024

    He is not murderer, rapists or dacoit like others, do not go to religion. Murders, rapists and criminals are roaming free and even fled from the country.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, May 25 2024

    very good decision and order..Not only suspending them but also they should be punished for their action.So that in future they should also follow disciplin what they do and act.People are not any sheeps that they are taken to Police station and handle them with tritts and beating them.Respect the citizens and you will be too respected.

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  • sudhir shetty, Udupi

    Sat, May 25 2024

    Yes we should dismantle the police force and and let the criminals do what they want, such bad polic epeople are, why are they doing the job ?, they should all be fired

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai-Mangalore

    Sat, May 25 2024

    Very good and timely action by the Honorable CM against the erring officials.... 😞

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