Udupi: District police launches ‘Sunset Operation’ special beat system

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Nov 23: “A special beat system called ‘Sunset Operation’ has been launched by the Udupi district police in order to keep an eye on drug peddling, illegal activities and protection of women,” said district superintendent of police N Vishnuvardhan in a monthly interaction programme held at press club here on Tuesday November 23.

He said, “In this operation, city stations’ police personnel including the SP and ASP will undertake special rounds in Manipal once a week or more between 7 pm to 11 pm, especially in the sensitive and desolated area. We started this system two weeks ago as an experiment (pilot plan). The beat system will be extended to wherever required. This surprise beat system will help to tackle crimes happening in the city in the nights.

“We are taking necessary measures to prevent traffic problems in the city. We are working round-the-clock to manage traffic in the city especially during peak hours, in school zones and during the weekends. Due to uncertain rainfall, the road works are stopped. Hence, a little more time is required for all things to fall in place.

“At Kalsanka junction, there is enough space to take deviation to the left for smooth flow of traffic. We are planning on that part,” he said.

Answering a question on how the police department will encourage coastal youths to join military or police service, the SP said, “These days, coastal youths are joining the police department, but the numbers are comparatively less to other places. The government is providing a good salary to the police personnel. We have requested them to apply online and also urged them to join the department in more numbers.”

The SP also requested victims of cyber crimes and online frauds to approach police or block their bank accounts.

“There is no permission to park vehicles on the footpaths. We will talk to the concerned authorities on this,” he assured.

On the occasion, SP Vishnuvardhan released media stickers for the vehicles and handed them over to the mediapersons. Ankith Shetty and Chethan Matpady had helped in designing the media sticker.

ASP Kumarachandra said, “The police department and media play important roles in maintaining the wellness of the society. Let us work towards a ‘crime-free society’.”

District Rajyotsava awardees journalists Subhaschandra Vagle, Hariprasad Nandalike from Daijiworld, and P R Rammayya awardee U S Shenoy were felicitated by the association.

Rajesh Shetty, district president, Udupi District Working Journalists Association presided over the programme.

District information department officer Manjunath was present.

Nazeer Polya, general secretary welcomed the gathering and Umesh Marpalli, treasurer rendered the vote of thanks. Journalist Rakesh Kunjur compered the programme.


















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  • Thomas, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    Police personnel are hardly seen anywhere in and around Udupi Town, Day or night. Considering the number of legal booze joints and the number of buzzards, Many of them fallen and lying around on the roads, pavements, bus stands, The police shoul keep a strict watch on such booze joints and the buzzards Specially making it a law not to gather in the vicinity at the City Bus Stand At any part of the day. There are so many illegal activities going on there and surprisingly the people in authority keep a blind eye. I could provide proof in pictures to any one in authority who denies it. All those shanty illegal shops opp. The City Bus Stand showcase a bad image of Udupi Town, why is the Municipality not demolishing and putting those operating behind bars instead of sleeping on this issue? Only when a political stunt takes place, like the recent visit of the CM to Udupi, police and traffic personnel were physically seen just about all around Udupi Town. Moreover, the police authorities must chase all illegal hawkers at the City Bus Stand and as well as near the Modern Stores/Airtel office, where they come in Small pick ups selling fruits and they occupy the pavements, and although one can see this activity flourishing without control, the police authority is blind to It. People should also not be allowed to sell flowers on pavements on festival Days and they should be penalised for leaving all unsold flowers in heaps of Garbage, whereas we as people living in Udupi Town have to pay the Udupi Municipality to collect and remove our garbage. It’s time the Mumicipal authority, the Police Authority, and the Road Traffic Authority wake up and take responsibilities to keep Udupi Town clean and free of buzzards and crime.

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  • Sudesh pai, Manipal

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    Biggest problem close down bars by 10 pm this should be strictly implemented. Secondly drink and drive from buses to two wheelers are driving in manipal in drunken mode. Lastly wrong entry lanes by two wheelers is the biggest headache which till today cannot be solved

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    No need for any ‘Sunset’ and ‘Sunrise’ system to trouble innocent, hard working and tax paying citizens. Instead go straight to all BJP leaders houses and book them for drug, Bitcoin and all other illegal activities. I guarantee you all law and order and illegal activities will stop once for all if you do this job without bias and hoodwinking your masters. 200%.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    My big salute to the district superintendent of police, N. Vishnuwardhan for his " Sunset Operation" in Udupi. I wish him and his dedicated team all the success.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    Very good program. Definitely the Udupi and surrounding citizens will get benefits.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    G R Prabhuji, Mangalore, I fully agree with your comments and it makes sense in every respect.

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