Mangaluru, Jul 28: Deputy commissioner Dr K V Rajendra has directed the closure of all the bars and wine shops in Bantwal, Puttur, Kadaba and Sullia taluk limits till 12 midnight on Friday, July 29.
“Section 144 is in force in order to maintain law and order at Bellare, Belthangady, Bantwal, Puttur and Kadaba to prevent untoward incidents by miscreants in view of the recent murder of Praveen Nettar. The situation in Bellare police station limits is sensitive and it is likely to spread to other places. The orders are issued due to possibilities of consuming alcohol and spoiling public peace, law and order,” said the deputy commissioner.
The ban will be in force from July 27 midnight till July 29 midnight. No liquor may be stored or transported during that period.
He has already directed the assistant commissioner of the department of excise that all the wine shops should be closed compulsorily and the seal of the excise department mandatorily affixed on the doors of bars and wine shops during the period of the ban.