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B.M. Laxmi Prasad is new Superintendent of Police

B.M. Laxmi Prasad

B.M. Laxmi Prasad  

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A 2014 batch IPS officer, B.M. Laxmi Prasad, will be the new Superintendent of Police of Dakshina Kannda. He is likely to take charge on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Mr. Prasad replaces incumbent Ravikanthe Gowda B.R., who has been promoted and posted as Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Fire Services, Bengaluru.

Mr. Prasad, a B.Tech degree holder, was ranked 151 in the UPSC examination. He has worked as Superintendent of Police of Vijayapura. In January, he was posted as Superintendent of Police, Anti Naxal Force, Karkala, Udupi. He was then posted as Superintendent of Police, Internal Security (Centre for Counter Terrorism), Bengaluru, where he served before his new posting.

Mr. Ravikanthe Gowda, who served in the district for 11 months, said that the tenure was fruitful. “There was not a single law and order problem during my tenure,” he told The Hindu.

Mr. Ravikanthe Gowda said that the revised beat system, which he had conceptualised and implemented during his tenure as Superintendent of Police in Belagavi, was also launched in Dakshina Kannada in an effective manner. Under the revised beat system a constable is asked to discharge the role of a police inspector in the area of his beat.

The revised beat system helped in cracking criminal offences and prevented likely law and order problem in Dakshina Kannada, Mr. Ravikanthe Gowda said.

Mr. Ravikanthe Gowda left the city late on Monday night after handing over charge to Additional Superintendent of Police V.J. Sajeeth.

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