Disrupting Karnataka's peace will not be tolerated, Siddaramaiah warns 'anti-social groups'

Mangaluru: Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday that strict action would be taken against anti-social elements who were trying to disrupt peace in the state's Dakshina Kannada district and that violators of law would not go unpunished.

File image of Siddaramaiah. PTI

File image of Siddaramaiah. PTI

Speaking to reporters on his arrival at the airport here, the chief minister said the government would ensure that no organisation attempting to disturb peace in the district took law into their hands.

Siddaramaiah is attending a regional convention of party workers from DK and Kodagu districts, aimed at energising the cadre ahead of the next assembly elections.

To a question on denotifying roads in cities to help bars and pubs, he said states could denotify only state highways.

The Centre had to denotify national highways passing through cities, he said, adding that the government was studying the matter.

Siddaramaiah was accompanied by Energy Minister DK Shivakumar and KPCC working president Dinesh Gundu Rao. State ministers Ramanath Rai, UT Khader, MLA JR Lobo and MLC Ivan D'Souza were among those present at the airport.

Published Date: Jul 07, 2017 22:05 PM | Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 22:07 PM

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