No case of atrocity on SC, STs booked in Hassan, says Tagore

Staff Correspondent

Hassan: Additional Director-General of Police, Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement K.V.R. Tagore said the number of cases of atrocity on people who belong to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe had come down in Hassan district and it showed that there was awareness in people in this regard. Mr. Tagore held discussions in the Deputy Commissioner’s Office on Tuesday evening on the implementation of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.

Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Tagore said that all over the State cases of atrocities on SC, STs had come down. It is little on the higher side in Bangalore Rural, Kolar and Gulbarga districts. He lauded Deputy Commissioner Naveen Raj Singh and Superintendent of Police Sharatchandra and said it was due to their effort, atrocities on dalits had come to zero in Hassan district.

Mr. Tagore expressed surprise at the non-filing of charge sheet by Chennarayapatna police in Nallur case where a dalit (former home guard) was beaten to death after being tied to an electric pole on December 10, 2007. In this case, the accused were arrested and were released on bail but even after one year, no charge sheet had been filed. He said he had directed the Superintendent of Police to file the charge sheet immediately.

The Government will be requested to dismiss those persons against whom criminal cases will be filed for producing fake caste certificates, he said.

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