Madikeri, Nov 30: Activists of Hindutva outfits affiliated to BJP reportedly chased away a Muslim trader who had arrived to do business during the 'Shashti Utsava' at the Harihara Subrahmanyeshwara Temple at Kogadu's Gonikoppal Tuesday.
It is said that a gang of saffron shawl-clad men started verifying identity cards of traders to find out if any non-Hindus were doing business.
When they came to know that one of the traders who had set up a petty stall belonged to Muslim community, they threatened and chased him away, sources said.
Police said that neither the temple trustees nor traders filed any complaint. The temple had recently clarified that traders from all faiths were allowed during the 'Shashti Utsav'.