Hubballi: Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC that were imposed in Hubballi and Dharwad on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, in view of the removal of parts of Dargha in Bhairidevarkoppa have been extended.
The orders will remain in effect until Friday, December 23, at 6 a.m., according to Police Commissioner Labhu Ram. The orders were clamped down to maintain law and order in the city and to prevent any untoward incidents.
On Wednesday, the police made elaborate security arrangements at the site, and the process of removing parts of Dargah for the widening of Hubballi-Dharwad Road began in the morning. The police had deployed RAF, CAR personnel, and city police staff at the site. Traffic was diverted near Bhairidevarkoppa and Navanagar for the vehicles commuting between the twin cities.
Deputy Commissioner Gurudatta Hegde visited the spot on Wednesday afternoon and spoke to media persons. He stated that the removal of religious structures was required for the execution of the BRTS project and the widening of mix traffic lanes.This religious structure was one of them.
So far, 13 religious structures across all religions have been removed. Still, 3–4 structures remain, and those would also be removed. Muslim leaders and religious leaders are voluntarily removing parts of the dargah. And the district administration would give them full support in moving the tombs, he said.