MADIKERI: MLC C S Arun Machaiah discloses the move of the Kodagu Police Superintendent, K V Trilok Chandra (in pic ), who recommended the state government to cancel the gun license exemption given to the Kodava community in the district.
The MLC, who took part at a Kail-Poldu festival get-together conducted by the Dechoor Kodava Keri at the Kodava Samaja here on Sunday, said that the district was already reeling under various problems and the SP’s recommendation would attract another problem. He urged the SP to withhold the recommendation for a time being to avoid any confusions.
He said that in Kodava community, the use of gun, sickle and other weapons had their own place in its tradition and culture and people would not use such weapons for any anti-social activities, he added.
Madikeri Kodava Samaja president MM Suresh Chengappa and others spoke on the occasion.
Sports and entertainment programmes were held as part of the get-together.
Update: The SP, Mr.Thrilok Chandra has clarified that there is no such move.
On Oct 10th, he said that there is no truth in the statement made by MLC C S Arun Machaiah that “the district police are contemplating to cancel the licenses of Jamma bane holders.” “The MLC would have received wrong information from some source,” the SP said and added that “the rule that checking gun and the license by the police existed since many years and it is part of Gun Act. Prevention of illegal guns and arms is the reason behind such a move.”
———Special thanks to Cariz of kodagucommunity.blogspot.com, for bringing it to our notice.———–