Mangaluru, Jun 19: Unleashing their anger against Congress leader and Dakshina Kannada district in-charge minister B Ramanath Rai, activists of Hindutva groups on Monday staged protest in the heart of the city causing traffic disruption.
The reason for the anger of the agitators was the direction given by Mr Rai to Dakshina Kannada Superintendent of Police Bhushan Gulabrao Borase to arrest RSS veteran Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat for allegedly inciting communal violence in the coastal district.
Raising slogans against Mr Rai and demanding his resignation, dozens of members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal blocked the road near PVS circle for some time.
VHP leader Jagadish Shenva, Bajrang Dal leader Sharan Pumpwell and others faced brief detention by police for disrupting traffic through protest.
Meanwhile, Dinesh Amtoor, DK district unit president of BJP’s scheduled castes Morcha filed a complaint in Bantwal town police station against Mr Rai for blaming Prabhakar Bhat for Kalladka violence and allegedly exerting pressure on the police to arrest the latter.
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