Special Correspondent

GULBARGA: The former Minister S.K. Kanta on Wednesday urged Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to personally intervene and take action to prevent the rising incidents of crime and lawlessness in Gulbarga city. In a two-page letter written to the Chief Minister and released to the press here on Wednesday, Mr. Kanta blamed senior police officials, including Inspector-General of Police Gagandeep, Superintendent of Police Padmanayan and Additional Superintendent of Police B.A. Yellappa for the present situation.

Mr. Kanta said that it was disheartening that criminal activities, including theft, burglary, robbery, murder, chain-snatching and incidents of stabbing were increasing in Gulbarga district, particularly in Gulbarga city. In a daring incident, 10 shops in Gulbarga city were burgled on the night of December 11, he said.

Mr. Kanta said that the police were also unable to stop rising incidents of “heinous crimes” and added that illegal detentions were on the rise in the district.

The letter pointed out that no political leader, including the district in-charge Minister, had made efforts to inquire into the rising incidents of crimes.