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Bhandara Mane Demolition: Three Arrested in Ullal, Karnataka

Three arrested in Ullal for the demolition of an under-construction Bhandara Mane near Kondana Daivasthana. Get insights on the incident, legal actions, and reactions.

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Bhandara Mane Demolition: Three Arrested in Ullal, Karnataka
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in Ullal, Karnataka, three individuals have been apprehended by the Ullal police regarding the demolition of an under-construction “Bhandara mane” near the revered Kondana Daivasthana. Commissioner of Police Anupam Agrawal identified the arrested individuals as Muttana Shetty, Dheeraj, and Shivraj.

Bhandara Mane:

The Kondana Daivasthana, overseen by the endowment department, witnessed the unlawful demolition of the Bhandara mane structure, located on government land adjacent to the Daivasthana premises. Miscreants utilized an earthmover to carry out the demolition during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Following a complaint lodged by Kotekar TP Chief Officer Anand, the police initiated legal proceedings under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Karnataka Prevention of Destruction and Loss of Property Act. The sections invoked include IPC Sections 143, 147, 148, 295, 427, along with Section 2A of the aforementioned Karnataka Act.

Interrogation of the arrested individuals revealed that the Bhandara mane construction lacked proper authorization, having been erected without consent from the Daivasthana’s 16 ‘gurikararu.’ Despite complaints to authorities like the Assistant Commissioner and Tahsildar, no corrective measures were taken, prompting the accused to take matters into their own hands.

Expressing dismay over the incident, U T Khader, Assembly Speaker and representative of the Mangalore Assembly constituency, condemned the demolition. He emphasized the significance of preserving religious structures and directed law enforcement to swiftly act against the perpetrators.

The demolition of the Bhandara mane stands as a somber event tarnishing the district’s reputation, prompting calls for justice and stricter enforcement of property laws. Stay tuned for further updates as the legal proceedings unfold in this case.

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Election Duty Staff Attempts Suicide at Mangaluru DC Office

Learn about the recent suicide attempt at Mangaluru DC office. Discover the reasons behind it and updates on the staff member’s condition.

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In a distressing event at the DC office premises in Mangaluru, a staff member on election duty, Sridhar Hegde, made an attempt on his life due to personal reasons. This incident occurred on Tuesday and has sent shockwaves through the local community.

Hegde, who has been serving as Kadiru Udyavara Panchayat PDO since 2019, found himself in a state of despair as he awaited posting since February. With another PDO appointed in his place, Hegde’s professional situation added to his personal struggles, leading to this drastic step.

Upon discovery, Hegde was swiftly transported to Wenlock Hospital, where medical professionals stabilized his condition. Currently, he remains under observation in the ICU, with doctors closely monitoring his progress. His wife, Jayanthi, a dedicated staff nurse at Belthangady, has undoubtedly been a pillar of support during this challenging time.

The news of Hegde’s suicide attempt prompted a visit from Zilla Panchayat CEO Dr. Anandh K, Additional DC Dr. Santhosh Kumar, DHO Dr. Thimmaiah, and other officials to the hospital. Their presence underscores the gravity of the situation and the community’s concern for Hegde’s well-being.

This incident serves as a poignant reminder of the immense pressure and challenges faced by individuals, particularly those in public service roles. It emphasizes the importance of providing adequate support systems and resources to safeguard the mental health of all community members, especially during times of heightened stress such as election duties.

As Hegde continues his recovery journey, it is imperative for authorities to address the underlying issues that contributed to this unfortunate event. Additionally, efforts must be made to foster a culture of empathy and understanding within the workplace, ensuring that individuals feel supported and valued.

In conclusion, while this incident casts a shadow over the Mangaluru DC office, it also presents an opportunity for reflection and action. By prioritizing mental health initiatives and promoting open dialogue, we can work towards creating a safer and more compassionate environment for all.

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ANF Conducts Combing Operations Amid Suspected Naxal Activity

Learn about the recent combing operations by the Anti Naxal Force (ANF) following suspected Naxal visitations in Subrahmanya village.

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The Anti Naxal Force (ANF) has initiated combing operations in response to reports of suspected Naxal activity in Ainekidu village, Subrahmanya. ANF SP Jitendra Dayama stated that upon receiving information, personnel are actively investigating the matter, although confirmation of the visit remains pending.

Recent incidents indicate a surge in Naxal activities, with four individuals reportedly purchasing groceries in Kadamakal, Madikeri taluk, on March 17. ANF promptly conducted combing operations in Kodagu, Subrahmanya, and Kudremukh areas to address the escalating situation.

ANF suspects that these alleged Naxals may be returning to Kerala after exploiting vulnerable areas during election periods. Sources reveal that a group visited a plantation area in Ainekidu, engaging with laborers and collecting supplies before departing. ANF officers, including DySP Raghavendra and Puttur DySP Arun Nage Gowda, visited the site to gather crucial information.

The suspected Naxals interacted with residents, mentioning their recent visit to a shop in Koojimale, raising concerns among locals. Despite a decade-long absence of Naxal sightings in the region, ANF remains vigilant, especially given reports of Naxal presence in neighboring Kerala.

The Karnataka government’s recent revision of surrender policies and the possibility of Naxals seeking reintegration into mainstream society further complicate the situation. ANF is diligently investigating all leads and probing potential surrender interests among Naxal groups.

In conclusion, ANF’s proactive approach underscores the seriousness with which authorities are addressing the resurgence of Naxal activities in the region. Continued vigilance and strategic measures are imperative to ensure the safety and security of affected communities.

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Anil John Sequeira became Karnataka civil judge at the age of 25

Anil John Sequeira, aged 25, from Borimar village, Bantwal, appointed Civil Judge, Karnataka, fulfilling father’s dream.

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Anil John Sequeira, a native of Borimar village in Bantwal taluk, has achieved a remarkable milestone by securing the position of Civil Judge through direct recruitment at the age of 25. His selection among the 33 candidates for the esteemed role of Civil Judges was based on merit, as determined by the Competitive Written Examination conducted in November 2023 followed by a viva-voce interview. This announcement was made in a notification issued on Friday by the Registrar General and Secretary of the Civil Judges Recruitment Committee at the High Court of Karnataka.

Anil, an alumnus of SDM Law College, Mangaluru, expressed his joy in fulfilling his father’s aspirations. “Becoming a judge was not just my dream, but also my father’s wish for me,” shared Anil. His father, Everest Sequeira, works as an agriculturist, while his mother, Ivy Sequeira, is a homemaker. Anil, the youngest among his siblings, including his brother Ashwin and sister Ashna, proudly mentioned that he is the second individual from Borimar village to achieve this prestigious position, following in the footsteps of Manohar Poojari.

Anil’s journey to success has been marked by consistent academic excellence. He commenced his education at St. Joseph Higher Primary School in Borimar, pursued his secondary education at Karnataka High School in Mani, and completed his pre-university education at St. Philomena PU College in Puttur. Taking a hiatus from legal practice, Anil devoted two years to preparing for the examination, ultimately succeeding in his second attempt.

Prior to his appointment, Anil actively participated in the legal community as a member of the Mangalore Bar Association, where he practiced civil law alongside esteemed legal professionals such as Deepak D’Souza and Naveen S Pais. Additionally, he was involved in the Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) and served as the ICYM President of Mangalore Diocese in 2022.

Reflecting on his accomplishment, Anil hopes to inspire fellow ICYM members and emphasizes the significance of their involvement. His brother, Ashwin, highlighted the transformative impact of ICYM participation, dispelling misconceptions about its productivity and underscoring its potential to shape the future of youth.

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