Udupi, Sept 12: The temple town which had witnessed clashes between Congress and BJP workers during Bharat Bandh on September 10, has now returned to normalcy.
The police have registered a total of eight cases in connection with the clashes during the bandh. Three cases were booked by the police, one case had been filed by a shopkeeper and another case had been registered by a woman. The rest were cases and counter cases by political party workers.
After the clashes, the Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order) had directed Chikkamagaluru Superintendent of Police K Annamalai to rush to Udupi to assist the local police as the Inspector-General of Police (Western Range) was on leave.
Mr. Annamalai, who had earlier served as Superintendent of Police of Udupi district, arrived here on Monday evening. He met the injured persons at the District Government Hospital here and interacted with the local police officers. He left here for Chikkamagaluru on Tuesday.
Sources said that the police were studying video footages of the clashes that had taken place. Based on these footages, further action might be taken, if necessary.
Meanwhile, Udupi SP Laxman Nimbargi has justified baton charge during clashes, saying it was inevitable to bring to situation under control.
Udupi limps back to normalcy as cops register 8 cases; Annamalai returns to Chikkamagaluru