Mulbagal tense after miscreants hurl stones at Sri Rama Shobha Yatra
The town witnessed tension moments and the police imposed prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 in Mulbagal, and five people were detained in connection with the incident.
Bengaluru: Stones were hurled by miscreants at a Sri Rama Shobha Yatra procession in Mulbagal in Kolar district on Friday night.
Following this incident, the town witnessed tension moments and the police imposed prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 in Mulbagal, and five people were detained in connection with the incident.
The Shobha Yatra, held on the eve of Ram Navmi, began in the afternoon from Shivakeshava Nagar, and as it approached Jahangir Mohalla at 7.40 p.m., the power supply was cut off, according to police, prompting miscreants to hurl stones at the idol of Ram carried in the procession.
Officers added that during the ensuing ruckus, the windshields of two cars were smashed and a bike was set ablaze. According to police sources, a few young people were injured in the event.’
Kolar Superintendent of Police D Devaraj said the miscreants might have taken advantage of the disruption in the electricity supply to pelt stones at the procession. An adequate police bandobast was made for the procession. He said police were investigating the matter.
Speaking to a news agency, SP said no one was injured. A police force was mobilised and 4-5 people were taken into custody.
Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanedra said that he has instructed the police to take action against the accused and a serious investigation would be conducted into this incident. He said police picked up 4-5 people for questioning.
IGP Chandrashekar is personally monitoring the situation. Six platoons of the District Armed Reserve (DAR) and two platoons of the Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP), have been deployed in Mulbagal town to maintain law and order.