Belagavi district police administration has decided to set up a police check-post to monitor the movement of ministers and officials from Goa to the Kalsa-Bhanduri worksite in Khanapur taluka in Karnataka.
While quoting Inspector General of Police Alok Kumar, a local daily from Hubli said that the check-post will be set up to ensure the safety and security of the visiting dignitaries.
The daily quoted a police source, which stated that the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal is expected to give its verdict this month and in such tense times, if the visitors are attacked by some angry protestors, it could create problems.
“This was necessitated by the frequent unscheduled visits of dignitaries from Goa. Ministers, MLAs and officials from Goa keep coming without telling us. And if something goes wrong, the Belagavi police will be blamed. By setting up the check-post, we want to avoid any untoward incident,” Belagavi police sources said.
Kumar said that everyone has the right to travel anywhere in the country, but then, Mhadei is a very sensitive issue that can have law and order ramifications. Thus we want to monitor the situation closely.
Source:: The Navhind Times