26.07.2010: Crime rate in Kodagu low in State: Acharya
There are 16 police stations in Kodagu, The is no move to open additional police stations here
‘State will have 30 new police stations by 2011'
Madikeri: There was no move to open additional police stations in Kodagu at present as the 16 existing ones were enough, Home Minister V.S. Acharya has said.
He was speaking to presspersons during his brief stopover here en route to Mangalore on Saturday.
Replying to a question, Dr. Acharya said the crime rate in Kodagu was low compared to other districts. The three police divisions — Madikeri, Virajpet and Somwarpet — functioned efficiently as well, he said.
To another question, Dr. Acharya said border (Kerala) areas such as Makutta could be vulnerable to crimes and officials had been told to keep strict vigil on the movement of vehicles, to and fro. A meeting involving the police, revenue, forest and intelligence wing of the police had been held in this regard.
Dr. Acharya stated that as many as 30 additional traffic police stations would be set up in the State during 2011-12, including one in Kushalnagar in the district. Vehicle congestion had increased manifold in Kushalnagar town in recent times.
When told about certain activities which had affected peace in and around the Tibetan camp near Kushalnagar, Dr. Acharya said that he was not aware of any such incidents.
The police both on the Kodagu side (Kushalnagar) and Koppa (Mysore) were capable of tackling such situations, he added. (TheHindu)