Mangaluru, Feb 16: Police on Thursday pulled down banners, flags and welcome arches illegally put up by the activists of Popular Front of India in Ullal and surrounding areas.
The PFI will be holding a Unity March in Ullal on February 17 evening to mark the decennial celebration of the organization.
The activists began to put up banners and flags of the organization at Ullal, Kallapu, Thokkottu, Chembugudde and other areas yesterday without obtaining any permission.
The Ullal police also booked a case against the organizers of the event for violating the rules by illegally putting up promotional flexes.
According to sources, Ullal police swung into action following an order from Mangaluru City Commissioner M Chandra Sekhar. A team led by ACP Shruti visited the spots and seized all the removed banners and flexes before registering a case.
Shifted to Mangaluru
Meanwhile, Popular Front of India has decided to shift its Unity March scheduled to be held in Ullal on February 17 to Nehru Maidan in Mangaluru.
The organizers have sighted ‘technical reasons’ for the last minute changes. However, reliable sources said that the district administration had not granted permission to hold the programme in Ullal. The event in Nehru Maidan is expected to commence at 2:30 p.m.
Ullal cops remove PFI’s ‘illegal’ banners; ‘Unity March’ venue shifted to Mangaluru