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     The Government of Karnataka vide its order No.SWD 135 SSC 74 dated 07.08.1974 created Civil Rights Enforcement Cell to deal with the offences of untouchability.    The said Cell was created in Karnataka State in 1974 and it started functioning in 1975 under a Superintendent of Police. During 1978, the post of a Dy.Inspector General of Police was created and during the year 1988 an Officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police was posted. Now the Cell is headed by an Officer of the rank of Addl. Director General of Police and it is re-designated as the Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement. There are seven regional units functioning at Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Davangere, Gulbarga, Bangalore. Each region is placed under the charge of a Superintendent of Police including Bangalore Head Quarters. The Government has also created District Units at Bijapur, Bagalkot, Tumkur and Kolar as per its order dated 28.02.2002.    The Directorate monitor and supervise the investigation of atrocity cases reported in the districts.   The cases of atrocities are investigated by the officers of the rank of Deputy Superintendents of Police in the districts and Assistant Commissioners of Police in the Cities as required by Rule (7) of SC/ST (PA) Rules 1995.    The investigation is supervised by the Superintendents of Police in the districts and Deputy Commissioners of Police in the Commissionarates, this Directorate monitors the progress of investigation and issue timely instructions to the investigating officers.   This Directorate also undertakes the investigation of important cases entrusted by the Government / Director General and Inspector General of Police. It also interacts with other departments and ensure that the compensation and other allowances due to the victims is paid promptly by the concerned authorities.