Mangalore: A head constable attached to Bhatkal town police station has been suspended for allegedly failing to keep track of Pakistani nationals who had arrived in Bhatkal on visiting visas.
Police sources said that two months ago, three Pakistani women came to Bhatkal to meet their family members and had gone to Mangalore, Bengaluru and Delhi without informing the police. Two of them were here for treatment, while the other was in Delhi for the renewal of her husband’s passport.
As per rules, Pakistanis arriving on visiting visas have to inform the police before moving out of the district and police too need to keep track of them. When news about three Pakistanis going out of the district without permission came to the notice of senior police officers, SP, R. Dilip questioned station head constable R. Ramachandra Naik. “But the head constable allegedly maintained that the Pakistanis were in Bhatkal during their visit.
When the SP checked, he got confirmation that the three women had gone out Bhatkal for a few days without permission and had returned to the town. Mr Dilip ordered the Bhatkal Deputy SP to conduct an inquiry into the failure of police officials in tracking the Pakistanis,” police sources told Deccan Chronicle.
An FIR was lodged against the Pakistanis for violating the Passport Act. “The enquiry found that Ramachandra Naik, who had to keep a track of these citizens, failed in his duty and also gave false information to the SP. He has been placed under suspension,” the source said. The Bhatkal SI too has been served a notice.
An investigation is being conducted on the places and the intention to the ir visit....