Mangalore police dismissal: CM announces compensation of 10 lakh to relatives of deceased
Two people – Abdul Jaleel (49), an employee of the fish market, and Noushin Kudroli (24), a welder – had died after police opened fire on people protesting against the citizenship law (modification ) in the city on Thursday.
According to the Karnataka CMO, the Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner was instructed to immediately pay the compensation amount to the families.
Yediyurappa had met the families and local officials while in the port city inspecting the situation after protests against the new citizenship law turned violent.
“Compensation will be granted in accordance with the law. I also asked the authorities to consider building houses for the families of the deceased, ”Yediyurappa said. He further explained to the families that the police opened fire on demonstrators in self-defense.
Former CM HD Kumaraswamy, who also visited Mangaluru on Sunday, handed over checks of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the deceased.
Meanwhile, the curfew has been relaxed in Mangaluru until 6 p.m. Sunday. District administration officials confirmed to IndianExpress.com that the same will be lifted as of 6 a.m. Monday (December 23). “However, prohibition orders under article 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure will continue to be in effect,” officials added.
The situations are gradually returning to normal in the port city as shops, hotels and other commercial establishments have remained open in the city since Sunday morning.
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has taken over the operation of the buses in the Mangalore division. “We started operating services from this morning in the Mangalore division from Sunday morning. However, each bus will be closely monitored for security reasons, ”said a KSRTC official.
However, the buses circulating in the Mangaluru-Kasargod sector have not yet resumed their service. “This will only be done once we have received a green signal from the relevant police and district administration officials,” the official added.
Special food arrangements have been made by the KSRTC for its staff in the Mangalore division before they take charge of their respective shifts and travel on Sunday.