Mangualuru: Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Friday denied that Dakshina Kannada Superintendent of Police Sudheer Kumar Reddy has been transferred.
He was in Mangaluru on Friday to lay the foundation stone for the police quarters at Shakthinagar. Later, he also held a review meeting with city police officials and senior officials of Western Range. Rumours were doing the rounds over the last few days that some senior politicians were trying to transfer the SP from Dakshina Kannada. "There is no such proposal before us," Mr Reddy said.
Sudheer Kumar Reddy took charge as SP of Dakshina Kannada on June 22 after the transfer of Bhushan G. Borase. The district, especially Kalladka, Bantwal and surrounding areas, was under the grip of communal tension then. Sudheer Kumar, after taking charge, he not only succeeded in bringing the region to normal, but also maintained law and order. But a few days ago, he reportedly attracted the ire of a politician, who tried to get the police officer transferred.
Mr Reddy said the police department is successful in controlling the situation in the region. On increased communal activities in 2017 compared to 2016, he sighted the coming election in the state as the reason. "This is because the elections are fast approaching. However, we have succeeded in controlling these activities," he said.
He asserted that the police will arrest those who are behind communal activities. On government withdrawing cases against communal outfits, he said that it did not withdraw any serious cases. "Only those cases where there is no loss of property, murder or attempt to murder have been withdrawn. We have not withdrawn any serious cases," he claimed.