Mangaluru : Police personnel and Political Party leaders and hundreds of well-wishers gathered at the armed reserve police commissioner’s office to pay their last respects to former DySP B J Bhandary, who passed away in an accident in Brahmavar on Monday, June 1.
Bhandary’s mortal remains were kept for public viewing in city on Tuesday, June 2.
General Secretary of Retired Police Officers’Association Manjunath , Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim, IGP Amrit Paul, Police Commissioner S Murugan, SP Dr Sharanappa, ADC Sadashiva Prabhu, retired DySp Sharif, retired ASI Abbas, retired SP Mitra Peraje, retired SP Harishchndra, retired SP Punja, retired DySp M N Shetty and many others paid their respects.
B J Bhandary served as deputy superintendent of police (DySP) in District Crime Record Bureau (DCRB). He had also served as an assistant commissioner of police (ACP) in Mangaluru apart from serving in Mandya, Bengaluru, Chickmagalur, City Crime Bureau (CCB), State Intelligence and Lokayukta department.
He joined the police department in 1979 and He was a recipient of Chief Minister’s medal twice in 1991 and 2007. Recognising his service, the government had conferred him with President’s medal in 2011.
He had also formed ‘Retired Police Officers’ Association’ which is touted as the first such initiative in the district formed for the welfare of former police officers in the region.
The final rite was held at Nandigudda crematorium.