Is security at KRS Dam fool-proof ?

Is security at KRS Dam fool-proof ?

Mandya: With Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district full to the brim, there seems to be no fool-proof security at the dam site if one goes by yesterday’s happening where the security guards themselves had let some visitors with VIP influence enter the tourist spot through the restricted entry gate, thus raising many an eyebrow among thousands of  weekend tourists.

The Karnataka State Industrial Security Force (KSISF) has been entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring fool-proof security and safety of the dam which has reached its maximum capacity after four years. But recently, there are accusations that the KSISF, bowing to pressure from influential people, have been freely allowing many people to travel  on the dam.

The entry from the Southern Gate of the dam is allowed only for Irrigation Department officials, Police and authorised Government servants while others are not allowed.

However, some people are gaining entry into the dam by using their influence, which has earned the wrath of the general public who are not allowed.

Also, those successful in entering the dam, take selfies and indulge in photo-shoot, despite a total ban on such acts.

Of late, there has been a huge increase in tourist footfalls to the dam to witness the colourfully illuminated reservoir. However, the tourists are a disappointed lot as they are not allowed entry into the dam. But the entry of VVIPs, VIPs and their family members to the dam has not gone down well with many tourists who wondered whether the KSISF and the Police were selective in allowing entry and acting as per their whims  and fancies.

Will the district administration, KSISF and the Police answer these questions by tourists?

Even as reports on security lapse at KRS dam were published in a section of the press and telecast in some TV channels, Mandya SP G. Radhika has claimed that she does not know anything about it.

Speaking to SOM this morning, Radhika bluntly questioned ‘What has happened now?’

Claiming that she was not aware of the alleged security lapse at the dam site, she casually said that she would verify the reports.

When contacted, Mandya Deputy Commissioner Manjushri could not be reached   on phone.

Additional DC B.P. Vijay said that he had no knowledge of any security lapse at the dam and no one had informed him either.

‘I am not aware of reports of security lapse in print and TV media. The dam security is the responsibility of the District SP and I would not like to comment further’, he said.

July 23, 2018

7 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Is security at KRS Dam fool-proof ?”

  1. dr.m.shanthakumar says:


    • Krishna Kanth B S says:

      what u said is right……they allow people with higher class, I will pay money, will they allow me to go inside. Only VIP’s and who give money to police are allowed inside. What about common people?????????

  2. Arjun Singh says:

    Yeah what you said is right they didn’t let common people go only with high influence people can go and take selfie were as taking pictures above is strictly prohibited. And they are not going to take action against any one.

  3. Karthik says:

    Same thing is happening even in shivanasamudra. In Gaganachukki falls police is not allowing people to go down to a view point little below the gate.. But only selected people were allowed there..

  4. swamy says:

    So if a terrorist on the guise of a tourist pay money to security, sneak in and place a bomb and it blasts, SP can say ‘so what has happened now?’ India is backward because of not strictly enforcing the rules. Maybe SP gets a cut on the mamool..

  5. Ramesh says:

    This is gross negligence from officials and politician’s both from top to bottom with utter failure in maintenance of law and order and over taking the other visitors means throwing into envy and leading them to unrest police is the main culprit of this volume of crime in society and it has become common in southern states

  6. Nagendra KS says:

    In India, the officials are well aware of one thing…
    People shout at them first, then get tired at last forget what happened just thinking it was not their day and get back to normal life again.
    Officials are least bothered. They know very well that nothing will happen
    Unless people change, nothing will change

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