Bengaluru: Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Dr G. Parameshwar on Saturday warned anti-social elements and law breakers of stern action and exhorted the police to even use fire arms to contain them.
After inaugurating a building of D.J. Halli police station, Mr Parameshwar said that it was the responsibility of the police to maintain law and order and they should not hesitate to open fire at the criminals who assault the police or pose threat to the society.
He pointed out that three incidents of assault on police were reported in a week and police had to shoot the criminals on their legs to arrest them.
Mr Parameshwar said that most of the criminals, who are sent to prisons to reform themselves, return to crime once they are out of the jail. Hence using arms against such anti social elements is the only option, he said.
He said anti-social elements should better reform or they would be dealt with sternly.
Fall in traffic rule violations
As for traffic rules violations, Mr Parameshwar said the rate this year was less, compared with previous years.
"Bengaluru city has around 167 enforcement cameras at major junctions, where on an average around 10,000 traffic violations are being booked on a daily basis. This is due to lack of traffic sense among the motorists and increase in traffic volume," he said.
He pointed out that traffic congestion prevails not only in Bengaluru, but in all major cities across the world. The government is taking several measures to decongest Bengaluru.
Attacks on cops in Dec.
Dec. 14: Police in Byappanahalli had to open fire at notorious gangster Muralidharan for attacking a head constable with a knife to resist arrest. He was involved in 50 cases of robbery and had killed a cab driver on December 3
Dec. 13: Two notorious dacoits of Bangladeshi origin were shot at and arrested by K.R. Puram police. They had cases of dacoity booked against them in Delhi, Goa, UP and other states
Dec. 4: A 19-year-old murder accused was shot at and arrested when he tried to attack the police in Hennur. He was on the run after killing a
truck driver on November 30