Mysore/Mysuru: As part of Crime Prevention Month, Mysuru City Police, along with over 1,000 College students took out an awareness rally in city this morning.
City Police Commissioner B. Ramesh flagged off the rally in front of Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple in which students from various Colleges including Sadvidya PU College, Maharani’s PU College, Vani Vilas PU College and St. Joseph’s PU College and Police personnel took part.
The students, holding placards with messages on crime prevention, and the Police Band leading the rally, passed through K.R. Circle, Sayyaji Rao Road, Government Ayurveda Hospital Circle, Irwin Road and Rave Beedhi, before culminating at the starting point.
Speaking before flagging off the rally, the City Top Cop said that there is a need to create awareness among the youths as it is they who will inform their parents and relatives to follow rules and be vigilant.
The Police Commissioner advised the public to be vigilant and inform their jurisdictional Police Station if they are going out of station so that the Police could keep a watch on their house. He also asked house owners to give the details of those to whom they have given their house on rent, keep vigil on suspicious movements and inform the Police if they find strangers or suspicious persons moving around in their locality.
DCP (Crime and Traffic) M.S. Geetha Prasanna, City Armed Reserve DCP Shivaraj, Mounted Police DCP Nagaraj, Devaraja Sub-Division ACP Shashidhar, N.R. Sub-Division ACP Shivashankar, K.R. ACP Gangadharaswamy, Palace ACP Chandrashekar, Inspector, Sub-Inspectors and other Police personnel were present.
The crimes are escalating in Mysore because of 2 reasons: 1. Too many immigrants who are very rich and who have questionable records indulging in criminal activities elsewhere, outside the state, are arriving to launder their ill-gotten wealth by buying houses and plots, employ criminal underlings to do the dirty work for them in the city and outside it 2. Mysore police , like other police units in Karnataka, are very corrupt from the police commissioner downwards.
Mass incidences of chain snatching, large sums involving Ponzi schemes, well organised house break ins, warehouse loots, distribution of gold smuggled into Kerala airports to Mysore and expected distribution of it into Mandya, Maddur and Ramangara through the 10-lne highway have been challenging tasks of which this ineffectual police force is not capable of handling.
Looking at that march, with those girls dressed in similar attire indicates, a stage-managed parade, a wasteful exercise.
At the time of the previous Police Commissioner, Chandragupta’s departure, he boasted and the SOM agreed that he was able to reduce the crimes in the city, but this new Police Commissioner Ramesh does not seem to think that there is reduction in crimes, and rightly assumes that the crimes have escalated massively. Hence this march.