M.B. Boralingaiah took charge as the Superintendent of Police of Udupi district from the Additional Superintendent of Police M.V. Venkateshappa at the District Police Office here on Friday.

An IPS officer of 2008 batch, Dr. Boralingaiah hails from Mallanayakahalli village in Maddur taluk of Mandya district.

He completed his MBBS at the Mysore Medical College in 2004. He was successful in his third attempt in clearing the civil services examinations.

Besides receiving training at Hyderabad and then at Gulbarga, Dr. Boralingaiah served as an Assistant Superintendent of Police at Tiptur in Tumkur district for one-and-a-half-years before being promoted and posted as Superintendent of Police of Udupi district.

Dr. Boralingaiah told presspersons after taking charge that he would do his best to control moral policing in the district.

“I am yet to study all the issues and problems of the district. Maintenance of law and order was our priority. I will try to control small communal incidents and naxal-related activities. The immediate priority would be to handle the forthcoming (yet to be announced) Lok Sabha by-poll to the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency,” he said.

To a question, 33-year-old Dr. Boralingaiah said that he was interested in public service, besides doing super-specialisation in medical course would take six years, hence he decided to take up Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations.

His subjects for the mains in the UPSC were Geography and Zoology, he said.

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