Bengaluru, Aug 30: The Karnataka Government has issued direction to all the Regional Commissioners, IGPs of all ranges, Deputy Commissioners and Superintendent of Police of all districts to take necessary steps to stop harassment of borrowers, especially farmers, by money lenders.
On directions by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Chief Secretary T M Vijayabhaskar has issued following circular: "Government is examining the proposal to table Karnataka Debt Relief Bill 2018 to relieve small farmers, agricultural labours and other weaker sections of the society of their burden of debts. This information has been published in various newspapers. In this wake it has been noticed that many such borrowers are illegally harassed and assaulted by moneylenders in various instances. Hence it is hereby directed to take legal action against those who are harassing or assaulting such borrowers", says official sources. (UNI)