Mangaluru, Dec 5: Sullia police sub inspector Manjunath was accused of assaulting a person and lodged a complaint against the officer with the SP.

Ravindra Gowda of Melchembu of Balembi alleged in the complaint given to the SP that the Sullia court has issued a warrant in a cheque bounce case. When he had been to Bengaluru to get stay order, Sullia police have searched for him. As he was not available when they searched him, PSI Manjunath and other police personnel have taken him to the police station and assaulted him inhumanly, he alleged.

“As I was beaten up with hockey stick and iron rod, I have sustained injuries and I am down mentally and physically. Earlier also, the PSI had come to my house and showed the pistol to my wife and mother threatening them that he would kill me”, he alleged in the complaint.

The police officer has been harassing him saying that “he would keep ganja and heroin in my house and fix me in the case. Or else, he would fix me in a murder case”, due to which he was under fear. So, it should be investigated properly and ensure him justice, he demanded.

“Ravindra Gowda has given him a complaint against Sullia PSI Manjunath alleging that the officer has assaulted him. Action would be taken after detailed enquiry”.

-          Dr B.R. Ravikanthe Gowda, SP

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Islamabad: Pakistan is ready to hold talks with the new Indian government to resolve all outstanding issues, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said.

Addressing an Iftar dinner in Multan on Saturday, Qureshi said both India and Pakistan should sit on negotiation table to solve issues for the sake of prosperity and peace of the region, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.

His remarks came two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday led his Bharatiya Janata Party towards a super-sized victory for a second term in office.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated Modi on his electoral triumph and expressed desire to work with him for peace and prosperity in the region.

"I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia," Khan tweeted in both English and Urdu.

In April, Khan said he believed there may be a better chance of peace talks with India and settle the Kashmir issue if Modi's party wins the general elections.

The results of India's general elections are very significant for Pakistan as the new government in New Delhi will determine the course of Indo-Pakistan ties, which were pushed to a new low after the Pulwama terror attack.

Just a day before the announcement of results, Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday exchanged pleasantries on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He conveyed to her Pakistan's desire to resolve all issues through dialogue.

Tensions flared up between India and Pakistan after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) killed 40 CRPF personnel in Kashmir's Pulwama district on February 14.

Amid mounting outrage, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a counter-terror operation, hitting the biggest JeM training camp in Balakot, deep inside Pakistan on February 26. The next day, Pakistan Air Force retaliated and downed a MiG-21 in an aerial combat and captured an IAF pilot, who was handed over to India.