STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Karnataka government expresses strong protest over use of CRPF for raid on DK Shivakumar

In a letter written by Karnataka Home Department additional chief secretary Subhash Chandra to Hasmukh Adhia, union financial services secretary, the state questioned the use of CRPF.

Published: 03rd August 2017 03:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2017 03:29 PM   |  A+A-

Karnataka's Minister for Energy D K Shivakumar addresses the media at a press conference at Vidhan Soudha (File Photo | EPS/Nagaraja Gadekal)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government expressed its 'strong protest' over the large-scale deployment of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, during the ongoing raid on state energy minister D K Shivakumar and others, here on Thursday.

In a letter written by Karnataka Home Department additional chief secretary Subhash Chandra to Hasmukh Adhia, union financial services secretary, the state questioned the use of CRPF in 'full operational attire' for an operation, 'despite the fact that maintenance of law and order is the responsibility of the Karnataka police'.

The letter said, "...the deployment of the CRPF, which is an armed police force, in full operational attire with weapons for a civilian operation also conveys a wrong impression with regard to the necessity of such a scale of deployment." 

Utilising the services of CRPF, "casts an aspersion of adverse credibility, integrity and professionalism of the state police, which has been utilised effectively and without complaint.." by IT Department in the past.

The letter said that the presence of a large number of CRPF personnel would have escalated into a law and order situation. "Therefore, such deployment needs to be in consultation with local police authorities." Established conventions should not be by-passed in such matters where both Governments share responsibilities, the letter added.  



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp