Mangalore: Congress rally stoned- former of BJP Corporator Sharat Kumar arrested & released from custody – BJP workers ends seize

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Mangalore, Mar 15: The protestors who grouped at Kavoor police station is now dispersed,  after higher police officials assured  action on their  demand.

Sources said that police have released former BJP corporator Sharat Kumar from custody, though he is still recuperating in hospital. The bikes which had been seized following the clashes on Thursday night were also released.

RSS leader Prakash S said that they spoken to DCP on the issue and apprised him about the alleged mis behaviour of the police with their leaders. “The DCP has promised to take action on the matter and also assured arrest of Asif and Riyaz from Congress who were mainly involved in the clashes,” he said.


“If the demands are not fulfilled in 48 hours, all 20 BJP corporators and the people will fight for justice,” he warned.


Addressing the protestors, Prakash said, “The society respects our thoughts and views, and hence we should also display good behaviour. Hence we will end the protest and disperse, and wait for 48 hours.”

With that, the protestors dispersed from the police station premises.


Congress-BJP clash

Mangalore, march 15, 2013 : Several people were injured when a clash broke out between the supporters of the newly elected Congress corporator from Kunjathbail ward Mohammad and another group after stones were pelted at the victory march organised by the corporator in his ward on March 14, Thursday night.

The incident took place when the procession was about to end. As soon as stones were pelted, there was a clash between the trouble mongers and those participating in the rally, resulting in several injuries. Source said the situation became further tense when Bhajrangdal leaders including Sharan Pumpwell arrived at the spot.

The Kavoor police who rushed to the spot, resorted to a mild caning and brought the situation under control. The former corporator Sharath Kumar has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police maintained a strict vigil throughout the night to avert any untoward incident.

There are reports that the supporters of the arrested former corporator are planning to lay siege to the Kavoor police station on March 15, Friday demanding his release

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