Udupi, Jan 5: The Udupi district police have booked five saffron activists including a prominent leader of Bajarang Dal for assault and attempt to murder charges.
According to the police, Bajrang Dal leader Mahesh Shenoy, Ganesh Pujari and three others attacked Sheikh Mohsin, a resident of Karkala, with sharp weapons at Banglegudde on the outskirts of the town on Thursday night without any provocation.
Mohsin, who had sustained grievous head injuries in the incident, has been hospitalised. He is said to be out of danger.
A while later, the same team assaulted two more Muslim men - Mohammad and Salman - at Banglagudde.
Three separate cases have been registered at jurisdictional Karkala police station. The police have lunched a manhunt to nab the miscreants.