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VHP warns Karnataka govt against arrest of Hindu leaders

Alleged they were wrongly booked in stone-pelting incident during RSS worker's funeral procession

Press Trust of India  |  Mangaluru 

VHP warns Karnataka govt against arrest of Hindu leaders

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has warned the Karnataka government against arresting who it alleged were wrongly booked in connection with the stone-pelting incident during an worker's funeral procession in Bantwal on July 9.

The government would be held responsible for the consequences if the police went on to in the name of the incident, district working president Jagadish Shenava said in a statement here yesterday.

He said the procession was carried out peacefully and certain miscreants threw stones when it reached Kaikamba near Bantwal which was a sensitive area.

Police were looking to leaders of Hindu outfits for the incident, he alleged.

The locals participated in the procession, which was managed by and Bajrang Dal, he added.

The and Bajrang Dal would provide a relief amount of Rs 50,000 to Sarath Madivala's family.

Sarath died at a private hospital here on July 8 after an attack by unidentified assailants at B C Road at Bantwal on July 4.

The Dakshina Kannada district administration has clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 of IPC in the district excluding Mangaluru police commissionerate in view of communal clashes in the area in recent weeks.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 13:30 IST