‘Monday's procession caught on tape'

Community leaders urged to identify and hand over those responsible for violence to the police

IGP suggests peace meeting in the city every

three months

HASSAN: The district administration will charge all the 61 persons arrested in connection with Monday's violence with attempt to murder, Deputy Commissioner Naveen Raj Singh has said.

He also urged members of both communities to identify those involved in the violence and hand them over to the police.

Addressed a peace meeting here on Wednesday, he said that the police had could identify those responsible for the violence as the procession had been caught on tape. They would all be arrested within three days, he said. Community leaders had confirmed that no outsiders had come to the city to participate in Monday's protest. He urged the community leaders to join hands with the district administration in bringing the culprits to book.

‘Exercise restraint'

Inspector-General of Police (Southern Range) Jeevan Kumar Gaonkar urged the people to exercise restraint. He also suggested that a peace meeting be conducted every three months in the city.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Navile Annappa demanded the arrest of leaders who were behind the protest.

Janata Dal (Secular) district unit president H.K. Javare Gowda said that he visited all areas in the city and urged the people not to take law into their own hands. BJP leader Agile Yogish alleged that the violence was planned and demanded a detailed inquiry.