Mysore, Mar. 17 (RK&DM)- Home Minister Dr. V.S. Acharya has directed the District Administration to relocate the Devaraja Police Station to the 1.25 acre vacant government land behind the Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry on Dewan's Road in city.

Dr. Acharya, who visited the proposed land and inspected it yesterday, directed Deputy Commissioner P. Manivannan to initiate measures to shift the Devaraja Police Station from its existing location in K.R. Hospital's Residential Medical Officer's Quarters premises.

The Minister's order came in response to a request made to the effect by City Police Commissioner Sunil Agarwal, during the former's visit to the neighbouring Amrutheshwara Temple, where he participated in puja rituals in the morning.

Sunil Agarwal is said to have pointed out the vacant land to the Home Minister and said that the government land was ideal for relocation of the Police Station, which is in a dilapidated state.

Dr. Acharya later visited the Devaraja Police Station accompanied by the City Police Commissioner and others.

Area Corporator Ravikumar, expressing fear that the said land would be encroached upon by private parties, appealed to the Home Minister to take immediate measures for handing over the land to the Police Station.

DCP B.R. Ravikanthegowda, Devaraja ACP V.A. Poojar, Devaraja Inspector Shanthamallappa and others were present.

Dr. Acharya earlier visited Sri Amruteshwara Swamy temple in Devaraja Mohalla and took part in Nagaradhana and Shani mahashanthi rituals. Special homa for world peace were also performed in the presence of Udupi Puttige Seer Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji.

MLA H.S. Shanakaralingegowda, former MLC G. Madhusudhan, MLC Siddaraju, KHB Chairman G.T. Devegowda, Vedabrahma Dr. Bhanuprakash Sharma of Srirangapatna, Brahmana Mahasabha Mysore President K. Raghuram and others were present. Sri Sugunendra Threertha Swamiji, Dr. V.S. Acharya, K.Raghuram and other achievers were feted.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore