Do your job or quit, Khader tells police chief

Mangalore: Annoyed by police commissioner, Manish Karbikar’s handling of the cattle trafficking and the resulting communal tension in the city, health minister  U.T. Khader has “advised”  him to come to grips with the situation quickly or make way for an able officer who can.
The minister who shot off a strongly worded letter  to the police chief two days ago asking him to control the situation or quit his post, told the Deccan Chronicle, “I have noted that the commissioner has failed to discharge his duty properly not only in the cattle theft case but in other cases too. Lower rank officials are not afraid of him and despite several incidents of  cattle being stolen in  the city and the resulting communal tension, he is doing little to put an end to it.”
Underlining  that it was the city police chief’s responsibility to arrest the cattle thieves and those targeting innocent people, he claimed he had also failed to build confidence in the community by holding talks with the different groups involved.
“I am not happy with the way the case is being handled. And so I have told him that if he cannot handle it properly he should make way for an efficient officer,” the minister said. But he has not approached home minister  K.J. George to transfer  the police chief.
“I leave it to district in-charge minister B Ramanath Rai. Let him decide,” he said, revealing that  the home minister had assured him that he would send ADGP (law and order) M.N. Reddy to Mangalore to look into the problem.

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