RIP Puneeth Rajkumar: Puneeth Rajkumar last rites scheduled on Sunday early morning with tight security no public will be allowed inside Kanteerva studio : CM Basavaraj Bommai

RIP Puneeth Rajkumar: Puneeth Rajkumar last rites scheduled on Sunday early morning with tight security no public will be allowed inside Kanteerva studio : CM Basavaraj Bommai
   

RIP Puneeth Rajkumar: Puneeth Rajkumar last rites scheduled on Sunday early morning with tight security no public will be allowed inside Kanteerva studio : CM Basavaraj Bommai

The last rites of Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar will be held on Sunday, October 31, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has announced. He will be accorded full state honors during the last rites. The actor will be laid to rest beside his parents Dr Rajkumar and Parvathamma Rajkumar at Kanteerava Studios.

“Performing last rites after 6pm in that small space is going to be challenging. Considering all factors and discussing with his brothers Raghavendra Rajkumar and Shivrajkumar, we have decided that the last rites will be performed tomorrow (Sunday)," said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Earlier this morning the Chief Minister and Governor Thawarchand Gehlot paid their final tributes.

The police on Saturday had made arrangements at the stadium in anticipation of a traffic jam with tens of thousands of fans still making their way to pay their final respects, with parking available at the St Joseph's ground on Vittal Mallya Road and the YMCA ground on Nrupatunga Road.

Public can pay tribute to the late actor until Sunday morning at Kanteerava staidum where his mortal remains are at present.

The actor’s last rites will be performed on Sunday in presence of close family members and friends.

PUNEETH RAJKUMAR'S DAUGHTER ARRIVES FOR FUNERAL

Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar's daughter Dhruti has arrived in Bengaluru today to attend her father's funeral. As per reports, she landed at Bengaluru International Airport at 5 pm on Saturday. She flew in from the US, via Delhi. 

Dhruti will attend her father's cremation which is scheduled to be held on Sunday.Puneeth Rajkumar will be cremated with full state honours.

As per the latest inputs,Puneeth Rajkumar's body will be moved in the early morning before 5am  from Kanteerava Stadium to Kanteerava Studio where the final rites will take place. 

The route to be followed is: Kanteerava Stadium - Corporation - Mysore Bank - Chalukya Circle - Windsor Manor - Cauvery Junctiön -Sadashivanagar Bashyam circle,Sanky Lake.Malleshwaram 18th cross,Yeshwanthpur,RMC Yard,Goraguntepalya, APMC Yard, Kanteerva studio.

Tight security arrangements has been made in and around kanteerva stadium with 6000 policemen deployed to monitor security arrangements.

Security stepped up in and around the city and patrolling stepped up at the sensitive areas .. jurisdiction police have rounded up mischief mongers.

The stadium was barricades to allow people to come from entry level to pay last respects.

Next level of security arrangements will be decided based on the family members decision on the last rites, a senior police officer said.

Over 50 platoons of reserve police force including KSRP CAR and RAF have been deployed.

Security also stepped up at the Rajkumar burial site.

Since the barricades seating arrangements and pendal was assigned to tent house, in kumbalgodu trucks carrying furniture was stuck in the traffic on mysore road due to traffic chose.

The police had to escort the trucks to kanteerva stadium. A police officer added.

Each division of the city has been assigned to a senior officer of the rank of DCP to monitor law and order.

Since yesterday over 500 persons have been detained on suspecting as they might indulge in trouble making.

 1) Vehicles from Mysore Road towards Tumkur Road at the junction of Nice Road, Nayandahalli, Nagarabhavi and Sumanahalli.
 
2) Vehicles moving from Tumkur Road to Bangalore City, and from Tumkur Road to Mysore Road at CMTI Junction.

3) Vehicles heading towards the tomb of Prince Kumar on the Jalahalli Cross side,Near TVS Cross and Sonal Garments.

4) Vehicles heading towards the tomb of the princely state from Mahalakshmi Embassy are shifted to the Krishnananda Nagar junction.

Traffic movement in and around the stadium has been diverted to manage traffic and crowd controlling.Pls  PSls convey. This diversions would be in effect from tomorrow 3AM said Kuldeep Kumar R Jain, DCP Traffic West.

Puneeth Rajkumar died on October 29 in Bengaluru following a cardiac arrest at the age of 46.